UFC welterweight and commentator Alan Jouban announces MMA retirement

UFC veteran Alan Jouban is calling it a career. On Monday, the welterweight competitor, who first began fighting professionally in 2011, announced that he is retiring from fighting effective immediately. “I’d like to officially announce my retirement from MMA,” Jouban wrote on Instagram. “Fighting and the UFC have given me everything I have today! I would not change a single thing from my journey because I got to live my dream and not know what was next. My coaches, my teammates, those of you that were a part of this, I appreciate you so much! Thank you to my supporters and even my opponents along the way. “Injuries, age and life have shown me that it’s time. If I can’t compete to my fullest, then I won’t. So I’ll focus my time now on broadcasting where I can still share my passion and knowledge for the sport with everyone at home. Thank you to everyone for all the love over the years. I look forward to becoming a staple in the sport from this end now as well.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by ALAN JOUBAN (@alanjouban) Jouban, 38, competed in numerous regional promotions before joining the UFC roster in 2014 and after amassing a 9-2 resume outside the promotion. Inside the octagon, Jouban routinely put on exciting fights, taking out a number of notable opponents over the years including Belal Muhammad, Mike Perry and Ben Saunders. His activity waned since 2018, with only one fight for each of the past three years, including his last appearance in 2020 where he earned a win over Jared Gordon by unanimous decision. In addition to a modeling career away from fighting, Jouban has become a staple on UFC broadcasts while serving as part of the in studio analyst team on ESPN. Judging by his comments, Jouban plans to put even more of his focus on his broadcast career now that he’s hanging up his gloves for good. Jouban’s career comes to an end with a 17-7 record overall including an 8-5 record in the UFC.

UFC welterweight and commentator Alan Jouban announces MMA retirement

UFC veteran Alan Jouban is calling it a career.

On Monday, the welterweight competitor, who first began fighting professionally in 2011, announced that he is retiring from fighting effective immediately.

“I’d like to officially announce my retirement from MMA,” Jouban wrote on Instagram. “Fighting and the UFC have given me everything I have today! I would not change a single thing from my journey because I got to live my dream and not know what was next. My coaches, my teammates, those of you that were a part of this, I appreciate you so much! Thank you to my supporters and even my opponents along the way.

“Injuries, age and life have shown me that it’s time. If I can’t compete to my fullest, then I won’t. So I’ll focus my time now on broadcasting where I can still share my passion and knowledge for the sport with everyone at home. Thank you to everyone for all the love over the years. I look forward to becoming a staple in the sport from this end now as well.”

View this post on Instagram

A post shared by ALAN JOUBAN (@alanjouban)

Jouban, 38, competed in numerous regional promotions before joining the UFC roster in 2014 and after amassing a 9-2 resume outside the promotion.

Inside the octagon, Jouban routinely put on exciting fights, taking out a number of notable opponents over the years including Belal Muhammad, Mike Perry and Ben Saunders.

His activity waned since 2018, with only one fight for each of the past three years, including his last appearance in 2020 where he earned a win over Jared Gordon by unanimous decision.

In addition to a modeling career away from fighting, Jouban has become a staple on UFC broadcasts while serving as part of the in studio analyst team on ESPN. Judging by his comments, Jouban plans to put even more of his focus on his broadcast career now that he’s hanging up his gloves for good.

Jouban’s career comes to an end with a 17-7 record overall including an 8-5 record in the UFC.

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Dana White: Donald Cerrone will get one last chance after latest knockout loss

Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLCDonald Cerrone will get a 38th fight in the octagon, and it will be his last chance to stay under UFC contract. UFC President Dana White on Monday told TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter that Cerrone will be allowed to fulfill a plan to drop down to 155 pounds after his fifth loss in his past six tries at UFC Vegas 26 this past Saturday. Cerrone was stopped by Alex Morono, a short-notice replacement for Diego Sanchez, in the first round by a flurry of punches in a welterweight fight. It was his fourth loss by knockout in his previous six bouts. White appreciated Cerrone’s willingness to take a short-notice bout in a weight class he didn’t originally intend on competing in. “‘Cowboy,’ again, steps up, Diego falls out of the fight, [and] he steps up and takes a last-minute replacement, co-main event,” White said. “He accepted the Diego fight because they both said they would fight at 170 [pounds]. He wants to move down to 155, and I’m going to let him do that.” Asked directly whether the bout would be his final chance to win in the octagon, White said yes. Sanchez was ruled out of the fight and released from contract when he declined to certify he was suffering from neurological issues. Morono stepped in on one weeks’ notice as a replacement opponent. Cerrone brushed off questions of retirement after his loss to Morono. “Absolutely not [my last fight],” he said. “No way. I’ll never go out like this. I will, 100 percent I’ll know [it’s the last fight] and I’ll come in, and sh*t, hopefully I go in whipping ass right off. There’s no way I’d end like this. I couldn’t let my legacy end like this.”

Dana White: Donald Cerrone will get one last chance after latest knockout loss
Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Donald Cerrone will get a 38th fight in the octagon, and it will be his last chance to stay under UFC contract.

UFC President Dana White on Monday told TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter that Cerrone will be allowed to fulfill a plan to drop down to 155 pounds after his fifth loss in his past six tries at UFC Vegas 26 this past Saturday.

Cerrone was stopped by Alex Morono, a short-notice replacement for Diego Sanchez, in the first round by a flurry of punches in a welterweight fight. It was his fourth loss by knockout in his previous six bouts.

White appreciated Cerrone’s willingness to take a short-notice bout in a weight class he didn’t originally intend on competing in.

“‘Cowboy,’ again, steps up, Diego falls out of the fight, [and] he steps up and takes a last-minute replacement, co-main event,” White said. “He accepted the Diego fight because they both said they would fight at 170 [pounds]. He wants to move down to 155, and I’m going to let him do that.”

Asked directly whether the bout would be his final chance to win in the octagon, White said yes.

Sanchez was ruled out of the fight and released from contract when he declined to certify he was suffering from neurological issues. Morono stepped in on one weeks’ notice as a replacement opponent.

Cerrone brushed off questions of retirement after his loss to Morono.

“Absolutely not [my last fight],” he said. “No way. I’ll never go out like this. I will, 100 percent I’ll know [it’s the last fight] and I’ll come in, and sh*t, hopefully I go in whipping ass right off. There’s no way I’d end like this. I couldn’t let my legacy end like this.”

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