After a unanimous decision loss at UFC Fight Night 34, lightweight Quinn Mulhern (18-4) has announced his retirement from the sport of MMA.
Quinn Mulhern retires from MMA after UFC Fight Night 34 loss
Mulhern made the announcement via his official Facebook page.
Hey guys. First, just let me express how grateful I am for the love and support of a whole community of people. Especially those folks who have been with me from the beginning of my MMA career. I love you all, thank you.
The dust hasn’t settled exactly so I wouldn’t normally do this now…but it feels like it’s the right time: I am retiring from MMA.
This camp was as perfect as they come. Everything fell into place, mentally, physically…my weight cut was a success. I got to a place of mental focus where I have never been before. But when I got in the cage I just didn’t have it. It wasn’t nerves, I didn’t freeze…I just didn’t have the physical gifts or skill the win. Bottom line is that I could put in years of continued work but I won’t be competitive at this level. Perhaps I’d get quite a bit better, but I think if rather spend that time on something new. I feel this in my bones.
So this is not a tantrum of self-pity. In fact, I feel very clear and good about this decision. I’m so grateful to have done what I’ve done. I’ve gotten to travel all over the world and to fight professionally over twenty times. But this is it.
Now what to do next is the question. I’ll leave that alone for a while. But I’m hopeful and excited for the next step.
The phrase that was the theme of my training camp was “All in due time.” I think that phrase is quite fitting, even now.
During the preliminary portion of the UFC Fight Night 34 event, Mulhern lost a unanimous decision to Katsunori Kikuno.
“Campamocha” made his splash on to the professional MMA scene in 2007 and began his career with an 8-0 run. He fought for some regional promotions and King of the Cage prior to being signed by Strikeforce. He went 3-1 under the Strikeforce banner and when the organization was scooped up by the UFC transitioned over to the big show. He made his promotional debut at UFC 158 where he lost by first-round TKO to Rick Story.
Mulhern was 0-2 inside the Octagon and his UFC Fight Night 34 fight was his first crack at the lightweight ranks.
MMASucka.com would like to wish Quinn Mulhern the best of luck in his future endeavors.