One of Bellator’s stars is retiring from competition.
Several reports noted that Season Six Lightweight Tournament runner-up Brent Weedman, 29, announced his retirement from mixed martial arts, Jan. 2.
The announcement was made official from SuckerPunch Entertainment who released the following statement on their Facebook page.
SuckerPunch Entertainment, the fighter’s management company, announced the 29-year-old’s decision on Thursday in a statement released through Facebook:
“We are sad to announce that Bellator MMA standout Brent Weedman is retiring from MMA. Brent called us over the holidays to let us know this was a hard decision for him and he is very grateful for all the opportunities he has had along the way. With the latest addition to his family, Brent wants to simply focus on being a dad [and] husband, [as well as] his post-fight career. It has been a pleasure working with Brent and watching him climb the ranks in Bellator. We look forward to what the future holds for Brent and his family and wish them all the best! You will always have a home at [SuckerPunch] if you decide to come back, Brent!”
Weedman was one of the more exciting fighters in Bellator’s 155-pound division. In his career, he racked up 22 wins, with 19 being finishes. In addition to fighting at lightweight, Weedman had a successful at welterweight that included victories over Dan Hornbuckle, Marius Zaromskis and Douglas Lima. He defeated Lima to become the AFL Welterweight champion in 2008.
Weedman attempted to get back into the welterweight title picture when he competed in the Season Nine Welterweight tournament, losing a rematch to Rick Hawn in the semifinal round.
We here at Cage Pages wish Weedman the best in his future.
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