James Te Huna

SAN JOSE, CA - JULY 11: (R-L) James Te Huna punches Joey Beltran during their light heavyweight bout at HP Pavilion on July 11, 2012 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** James Te Huna; Joey Beltran

James Te Huna announces retirement from MMA

James Te Huna announces retirement from MMA

After suffering four straight losses inside the UFC octagon Australia’s James Te Huna (16-9) is calling it a career.

James Te Huna
SAN JOSE, CA – JULY 11: (R-L) James Te Huna punches Joey Beltran during their light heavyweight bout at HP Pavilion on July 11, 2012 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** James Te Huna; Joey Beltran

Te Huna made the announcement via Facebook:

“Hey guys ..yes I’m alive haha, it’s been a couple months since my last post and I apologise for my absence. I have discovered something that is tough to swallow (but made a lot of sense) since the last fight but this recent decision is a positive step towards a healthy future, I hope you can all understand. I gave it everything I had guys, and those closest to me know how much of my life I gave to competition-I didn’t have the gift when I started..just put in the work to chase a childhood dream. This career has expanded to 20 years and I have/am very grateful for all the help and support that I have received along this amazing journey. I got to learn and gain respect, discipline from martial arts, my culture and my family. Living a healthy lifestyle (minus the hospitals lol). Experiencing the positives and negatives of a sport-I have been through it all and I’ll be using this knowledge in my next venture. I received a lot of help and I always done my best to give back whenever I could. I would like to encourage the youth to get involved and I will continue to promote. There have been a lot of proud moments-having the opportunity to represent my culture to the world, but most of all being told from the person who I looked up to, my nephew my namesake. Again, thank you guys for all the support and a big thank you to my family.

Kia ora
Jamie”

 

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