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UFC light heavyweight Jimi Manuwa announces retirement from MMA

First Alexander Gustafsson, then ‘King’ Mo Lawal and now, Jimi Manuwa, is the latest fighter to retire from MMA competition and hang up the gloves.

Manuwa, a top-fifteen UFC light heavyweight contender, announced his retirement on social media earlier today, just three days after his knockout loss to Aleksandar Rakic in the UFC Fight Night 153 co-main event at Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden.

“I came to London from Nigeria when i was 10 yrs old in 1990. I grew up in south London and had crazy teenage years filled with fights and life lessons.