Today the Boston born Irish fighter Cathal Pendred has announced his retirement from MMA competition at the age of 28 Years old.
Pendred announced his decision today via social media. Pendred leaves the sport with an MMA record of 17-4-1 and a UFC record of 4-2. He currently was coming off of a two fight skid with his most recent loss being to Tom Breese via KO punch in Round 1 at UFC Fight Night Dublin this past October.
In his post on social media the SBG Ireland Cathal stated:
“I am a passionate person and I always give 100 [percent] to what I do. I have been passionate about MMA for a long time and my focus on the sport has been my driving force for the last [nine] years,
I now find that my passion is now longer what it was and I feel that it is time for me to move on. I have other interests that I want to pursue. The time is right to close one door and open another. My love of MMA remains with me. I intend to maintain my involvement with the sport, but I no longer wish to compete.
I have developed as a person because of mixed martial arts, as I learned to cope with the disciple and the demands of the sport,” he wrote. “MMA has made me a stronger person. This strength will carry through into other areas of my life, as I move on to pursue new goals.”