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Scottish UFC lightweight Stevie Ray retires from MMA

Stevie Ray (23-9-0), a UFC lightweight of five years spanning 11 fights, announced his retirement from mixed martial arts today.

Ray, 30, in a Facebook post, conceded knee issues as the primary reason for retiring. He was 7-4-0 in the UFC, including a win over Michael Johnson in his last contest last October, and TUF 9 winner Ross Pearson.

The end comes despite signing a brand new four-fight deal with the company. Ray will continue to coach and work on building his gym, Braveheart MMA I’m Kirkcaldy, Scotland.

Many fans and fighters took the time to wish Ray well on his future endeavours.

Ray is also a former Cagewarriors lightweight champion. He leaves behind Paul Craig, Joanne Calderwood, and Danny Henry as the only Scottish fighters in the UFC.


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

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