Cathal Pendred, the Irishman who punched slow but always tried to keep coming, has announced his retirement via Twitter today.

If you’ll recall, Pendred was KO’d pretty handily at UFC Fight Night 76 last month, and prior to that he lost a close split decision to John Howard. So yeah, there was little chance Pendred was ever going to challenge for a belt, but still, the dude fought hard.

Here’s his tweet: