Longtime combat sports veteran Mike Richman has announced his retirement from competition following a second-round knockout loss to Dave Mundel in the main of event of BKFC 47 on Friday night.
“The Marine” Richman suffered his second consecutive loss, both of which were title bouts with Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.
The post reads: “I know this is a super late post, but I just wanted to give a huge shout out to the Champ @redneckmundell to come right back at me like nothing after the knockdown, I wasn’t ready at all, and he clipped me like the champ that he is! With that being said, that will be the last fight of my prize fighting career. I’m not the same fighter anymore, Father Time and damage caught up to me! I only wanted to be champion or one of the best, and with my Age and the Miles I put on… I’m not the same fighter anymore. Thanks to all the elite fighters that beat me to help make me better! shout out to Lorenzo and Mundell! I wish you all the best in your future careers!”
The July 14 loss comes five months after an unbelievable knockout at the hands of Lorenzo Hunt at KnuckleMania 3. While Richman had pockets of success in the fights against Mundel and Hunt, it was just too much for the 38-year-old fighter who began his combat sports journey in 2008.
Prior to his transition to bare knuckle fighting, Richman was known as one of the staples of Bellator MMA, having fought with the promotion 12 times between 2012 and 2015.
He held a professional mixed martial arts record of 18-8 and a bare knuckle record of 5-2-1.
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