Eddie Wineland has retired from combined martial arts competitors.
The previous WEC bantamweight champion and UFC interim title challenger introduced his retirement on social media after suffering a first-round technical knockout loss to Cody Stamann at UFC Austin this previous Saturday. Although seen eradicating his gloves within the Octagon, he was not spoken to afterward and couldn’t give the anticipated announcement on the occasion.
“I didn’t get a chance to depart my gloves within the cage however as Jim Morrison as soon as sang, ‘that is the top,’” wrote Wineland on Instagram. “The highway I’ve traveled over the previous virtually 20 years has seen many highs and lows, it’s been a enjoyable experience however this practice has reached its ultimate vacation spot! I’m perpetually grateful and very grateful for the alternatives given by [the UFC], [UFC president Dana White], and [UFC matchmaker] Sean Shelby. Every part you guys and the corporate have carried out for and given to me I’m perpetually grateful!
“Thanks and thanks to the followers who’ve all the time stood in my nook…formally #retired. Thanks for the reminiscences, time to show the web page and on to the following chapter in life!”
UFC president Dana White despatched properly needs to Wineland upon listening to of his retirement throughout his post-fight press convention.
“Nice man,” mentioned White (video offered by MMA Junkie). “One other one that can all the time battle anybody, wherever, anytime. Good dude. We like him quite a bit and want him the most effective in his retirement.”
Wineland joined the UFC over a decade in the past and went 6-10 in his tenure with the promotion. The 37-year-old earned highlight-reel wins over of Scott Jorgensen, Yves Jabouin and Takeya Mizugaki, however suffered defeats to Urijah Faber, Joseph Benavidez and Renan Barão.
The Indiana native leaves the game with a file of 24-16-1 as knowledgeable.