He was hailed as the next Anderson Silva during his run on TUF 8, but now, after many years of combat and many miles, Phillipe Nover is retiring.
His announcement (below) comes on the heels of another decision loss in the UFC – his third in a row, which came at the hands of Rick Glenn at UFC 208. His overall UFC record was 1-6.
Don’t cry for Nover, though. He’s been a registered nurse in New York City for years (about as long as he’s been fighting), so his fighting career was never the main revenue generator in his life.
And fun fact: I was there when Nover made his MMA debut, at a Reality Fighting event in a high school gymnasium in New Jersey in 2003.
I want to thank the UFC, Dana White, and Sean Shelby for giving me a second chance at my dreams as fighter. I’m officially retiring from MMA. A big thanks to my teammates and coaches over the years, as well as my supportive family and friends. I’ll be moving on to focus on many other things in my life. It was an amazing run and I’m glad I tried my best at it.