Simply months after parting methods with the UFC, Luke Sanders has introduced his retirement from MMA.
The previous RFA bantamweight champion took to Instagram on Wednesday to announce the information.
“Cool Hand! Out! I’m formally retired after 8 ufc frights two efficiency of the night time awards a number of data held in my division. And whipping all people’s ass that was put in entrance of me. It’s been an ideal experience…thanks to all my coaches, associates, Household, and followers All this was for y’all. Many blessing, All of the love guys❤️🙏🏽”
Sanders (13-5 MMA, 3-5 UFC) leaves the game on a two-fight dropping skid. Most lately, he dropped a unanimous choice to Felipe Colares at UFC on ESPN 23 in Might. He fought out the ultimate combat on his UFC contract towards Colares and was faraway from the U.S. Anti-Doping Company (USADA) testing pool following the loss.
The 35-year-old Arizona-based fighter holds notable UFC wins over Maximo Blanco and former UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao, incomes a “Efficiency of the Evening” bonus in each bouts.
In eight UFC fights, Sanders averaged the fifth shortest combat time within the division’s historical past, the sixth highest important strike accuracy, in addition to the least backside place time.