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Ex-UFC Title Challenger Ricardo Lamas Finalizes Decision to Retire at 38

Ricardo Lamas was contemplating the end of his career following his victory against Bill Algeo at UFC Fight Night 175, and now that decision is official.

The 38-year-old Chicago native official announced his retirement to MMA Junkie Radio on Monday. Lamas revealed that he finalized his decision as a tribute to his late brother, who died on Aug. 28, 2009 – nearly 11 years to the day of his last bout.

Lamas told that he’d been considering calling it a career as far back as 2017 following a first-round TKO of Jason Knight at UFC 214.