Former UFC, Strikeforce Competitor Nam Phan Announces Retirement at 33
By: Tristen Critchfield Mar 11, 2017
has announced his retirement from MMA at 33 years old.
Phan revealed his decision via Facebook
following a 21-second submission loss to Robert
Whiteford at Absolute Championship Berkut 54 on Saturday.
However, the California native didn’t completely close the door on
fighting again at some point in the future.
“I don’t want to say I’ll never return to the ring for one last
fight, but I think I put my body, mind and family through enough
stress,” he wrote. “I’ll still train every day, continue to compete
in marathons, boxing matches and amateur grappling matches. As for
MMA I’m gonna take a bit of time off.”
Phan compiled a 21-17 record over the course of a career that began
in 2001. He competed for a number of promotions including the UFC,
Strikeforce, Bellator, Pancrase, Sengoku and King of the Cage. He
owns notable victories over the likes of Cole Miller,
Garcia and Saad Awad, to
name a few (online betting).