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UFC welterweight and commentator Alan Jouban announces MMA retirement – MMA Root

UFC veteran Alan Juban calls it a career.

On Monday, the welterweight athlete, who first started wrestling professionally in 2011, announced that he would retire immediately.

“I want to officially announce my retirement from MMA,” Zhuban wrote on Instagram. “Fighting and the UFC gave me everything I have today! I would not change anything in my journey, because I had to live my dream and not know what will happen next. My coaches, my teammates, those of you who were part of this, I am very grateful to you! Thanks to my supporters and even my opponents.

“Trauma, age and life have shown me that it’s time. If I can’t compete to the fullest, then I won’t. So for now, I will focus my time on streaming where I can still share my passion and knowledge of sports with everyone at home. Thank you all for your love over the years. I am looking forward to becoming one of the main players in this sport. “

Zhuban, 38, has been involved in numerous regional promotions before joining the UFC roster in 2014 and after scoring a 9-2 off-promotion resume.

Inside the octagon, Juban regularly waged exciting battles, over the years destroying a number of notable opponents, including Belal Muhammad, Mike Perry and Ben Saunders.

His activity has declined since 2018 and has only fought one fight in the past three years, including his last appearance in 2020 when he defeated Jared Gordon by unanimous decision.

In addition to a career as a model away from the fighting, Juban has become a major contributor to the UFC broadcasts, working as a studio analyst team on ESPN. Judging by his comments, Zhuban plans to focus even more on his television career, now that he hangs up his gloves forever.

Juban’s career comes to a close with a 17-7 total, including 8-5 in the UFC.

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