30 Mar 2011 20:45:21 PM
(Almeida retires with a record of 13-5)
In 2008, after a near four-year absence away from fighting, Ricardo Almeida’s desire to return to compete in MMA coaxed him out of an unannounced retirement to sign with the UFC. Since then he has fought eight times, losing three and winning five.
At 34 years of age, Almeida has decided to walk away from the sport despite having a few good fights left in him to spend more time with his family and to focus on running his Brazilian jiu-jitsu academy.
It’s been a pleasure watching you fight, Big Dog. Props for realizing when it was time to call it quits.
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