MMA Crossfire – Swedish veteran Tor "The Hammer" Troeng retires from MMA

Tor Troeng, the Swedish middleweight veteran who appeared on Season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter, took to his Facebook page to announce his retirement from mixed martial arts Wednesday evening.

The 31-year-old leaves with a 16-7-1 record and a Fight of the Night award for his match with Rafael Natal at UFC Fight Night: Texeira vs Bader.

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Troeng lost his three bouts in the UFC after a debut win over Adam Cella.

He will be remembered as one of the pioneers of Swedish mixed martial arts, starting as a professional in 2005.

Tor Troeng weighs in in a file photo. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Tor Troeng weighs in in a file photo. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Troeng has a masters degree in Engineering physics and works part-time at the University of Umea, according to Wikipedia.

Here is the English translation to his Facebook message:

After nearly 10 years as a professional MMA fighter, it is time for me to move on. I have decided to put the gloves on the shelf. The joy and motivation required to perform at the highest level is no longer with me.

I love MMA. MMA has given me many memorable moments, hard training, meetings with remarkable people, and above all much joy.
I would like to thank all those who have been with me on my journey in one way or another. From its inception in Umeå to major international venues. Thank you coaches, family, friends, fitness friends, fans and everyone else who believed in me and has been at my side. You know who you are. Goodbye to …

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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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