Former UFC welterweight fighter Claudio Silva has officially announced that he has retired from MMA.
Silva took to his Instagram earlier this week to officially announce that he is retiring from mixed martial arts. At age 40, he was one of the oldest fighters on the UFC roster, so his retirement shouldn’t come as a complete shock. Below is the message that he shared with his fans on social media.
Hello everyone family, fans, friends and haters!!! I’m write this letter today with the most upmost gratitude and appreciation to you and my coaches and team. I’d like to announce my retirement. Since I start compete in mma and @ufc I’ve had nothing but positive memories and special moments that I will never forget thank you everyone that helped me achieve my goals as a man, athlete and sportsman. I wish nothing but the best to all my coaches, fans, friends, family members. #ufc #ufcbrasil #ufceurope #ufcbtsports #londonshootfighters #americantopteam #novauniao #rodrigomellonutri #thehappyvapercafe #californiacannaog
Silva finished his MMA career with a 14-4 record, including a 5-3 mark in the UFC. He made his debut back in 2014 and beat Brad Scott. Then, in his sophomore UFC appearance against now-UFC welterweight champion Leon Edwards, Silva defeated him by split decision, which is still by far the most notable win of his MMA career. On top of the win over Edwards, Silva also holds notable victories over Danny Roberts and Nordine Taleb, plus Cole Williams in the Octagon. However, after winning his first five UFC bouts, Silva flamed out with three straight losses to James Krause, Court McGee, and Nicolas Dalby.
We here at MyMMANews wish Silva the best in his retirement from the sport and thank him for the memorable fights.
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