Canadian welterweight Jordan Mein (29-10-0) announced his retirement yesterday on the TV program UFC Tonight.
Mein is 25-years-old, but possesses a 12-year MMA career.
He leaves the UFC with a 3-2-0 record and a winner of five of his last seven fights.
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Mein told ufc.com that he’d like to continue training and coaching, but is “Ready to transition to a different part of my life. I’ve been at this for 12 years, 10 years professionally, so I’m just ready to move on in my life.”
Mein, in a 2013 interview with The Crossfire, said that he always considered his father’s guidance an advantage. After a stint with Strikeforce, Mein entered the UFC at 23-years-old in 2013 with an impressive TKO win over veteran Dan Miller at UFC 158. A loss to Matt Brown set up two more wins, one to Hernani Perpetuo and Mike Pyle, before a TKO loss to Thiago Alves in his final fight.
The announcement follows 26-year-old Frankie Perez’s shocking retirement after defeating Sam Stout at UFC Fight Night 74 in Saskatoon.