Yves Edwards has decided that enough is enough, and it’s time for a change.

Edwards announced his retirement from MMA on Facebook over the weekend, bringing an end to a career that spanned 20 UFC fights and 66 pro bouts in all. Edwards went 42-22-1 in his MMA career, including a 10-10 mark inside the Octagon.

I’ve thought about how to say this for a week now, but there’s no better way than to just do it. So here goes; 1st I’d like to say thank you to all the people that I’ve met through and because of fighting, friends, training partners, coaches, fight fans, doctors and even some promoters/matchmakers. A lot of you guys have always shown me nothing but love and I really appreciate that.

Fighting has been a part of my life ever since I was 17 and that makes this a hard pill to swallow but it’s time for me to end this chapter and move on to the next part of my life. So thank you again to all the people that have supported me through this, whether it was through cheers, training, coaching or anything else at all.


Most recently, Edwards dropped a bout to Akbarh Arreloa via submission in Texas.