The #9 ranked UFC light-weight contender, Paul ‘The Irish Dragon’ Felder has formally introduced his retirement from skilled blended martial arts with instant impact, as he seems to be to proceed along with his broadcast profession as a color commentator for the group. Felder formally confirmed his retirement from the game throughout the broadcast of UFC Vegas 27 tonight.
Felder, who started his skilled blended martial arts profession again in December of 2011, and following a 23 combat skilled profession, calls time on his run with a report of 17-6.
Sitting at #9 within the official light-weight pile upon the time of his retirement, Felder stepped in on fight week last November to tackle former lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos in a main event tilt at UFC Vegas 14 — having been beforehand slated to function within the commentary sales space.
The 37-year-old Philidelphia fan favorite has featured beneath the UFC’s banner since October of 2014, establishing a promotional report of 9-6 throughout his Octagon run.
As soon as reaching as excessive as #6 within the official 155lbs rankings, Felder has headlined as soon as beneath the UFC’s scrutiny; in February of final 12 months at UFC Combat Evening Auckland the place he produced a Combat of the Yr contender reverse hometown hero, Dan Hooker.
Claiming three Efficiency of the Evening bonuses in addition to an extra three Combat of the Evening honours, Felder has scored notable profession wins over the likes of Khama Worthy, Danny Castillo, Josh Burkman, Stevie Ray, James Vick, Edson Barboza, and is the final opponent to defeat just lately minted undisputed light-weight champion, Charles Oliveira — who has since embarked a division-leading nine-fight undefeated streak.
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