Australian fighter Anthony Perosh has announced his retirement.
Anthony Perosh, who fought Mirko CroCop at UFC 110, who specialized in jiu-jitsu and sucked at striking (yet somehow managed to earn Knockout of the Night against Vinny Magalhaes once), who made 12 trips to the Octagon and won in only five of them.
Trust me, he was someone worth noting – the Aussies love him.
Anyway, here’s his official announcement:
I’m retiring from fighting in MMA. I‘ve had a great career in MMA spanning 12 years, 25 fights, 15 wins & 5 wins in the UFC all by stoppage and 3 by Rear Naked Choke. I always went out for the win by stoppage and I am proud of what I have achieved in my career.
I am 43 years old (young!) and I told myself I would retire if I either couldn’t keep up with the training, didn’t want it anymore or if I lost more than I won. The last fight camps were hard on me physically and mentally. I didn’t get the win and I knew straight after my last fight that I had had enough. I’m finishing with a UFC record of 5 wins and 4 losses in the Light Heavyweight division.
On the bright side I am retiring with all my mental bearings and apart from the usual wear and tear I am physically fit!
I have learnt a lot in my time in the UFC. You need to surround yourself with good people such as coaches and training partners and avoid the naysayers and haters. Have a dream, train hard and believe in yourself and you will get what you want.
There’s more, but you get the gist of it.
Now pour out some 40oz for another homie riding off into the sunset.