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MMA Crossfire – 13-year veteran Mac Danzig retires from the cage

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6-year plus UFC veteran Mac Danzig (21-12-1) announced his retirement today from the sport while expressing an interest to work with the UFC in other capacities.

Danzig, a 34-year-old Cleveland, Ohio native, lost his last fight via unanimous decision to Joe Lauzon at the UFC Fight Night: Johnson vs Benavidez 2 show in December of 2013.

Three victories in his last eleven fights, and several concussions in some of his last fights and in training, factored heavily in his decision to step away.

Some of his biggest career wins were in Canada, in particular Montreal, Quebec, where he submitted Canadian Mark Bocek at UFC 83,  and knocked out Joe “Daddy” Stevenson at UFC 124.

It is no surprise that fight fans are taking to Twitter to wish him well.  You can too, right here at @macdanzigmma.


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Danzig leaves the cage as a respected veteran, whose ability to compete and perform helped him carve out a UFC career.

He came up through notable organizations like WEC, King of the Cage (KOTC), and PRIDE.

Mac Danzig

He also supported the 2011 efforts to legalize MMA in Ontario, appearing at MMA Expo, at the time an annual Canadian MMA convention.


It was there, backstage, that MMA Crossfire had a chance to chat with him about his daughter and his photography, at the time a hobby he enjoyed that was quickly blossoming into a potential career.

Mac Danzig

A personable and dignified man, MMA Crossfire salutes Mac Danzig.

Danzig spoke in depth with MMA Junkie about his decision to retire.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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