Evan Dunham announces that his next fight in Sao Paulo will be his last

Evan Dunham announces that his next fight in Sao Paulo will be his last

Evan Dunham took to his Instagram and announced that his fight with Francisco Trinaldo at UFC: Sao Paulo will be his last. The 19-fight UFC lightweight will hang ’em up to focus more on his jiu-jitsu school. Dunham has been up and down in his UFC career but he has only fought the best that the world has to offer.

“September 22 will be my last fight. I can retire from the sport that I love with my head held high. I know that I never held anything back while in the cage and September 22 will be no different. My goals and priorities have shifted throughout the years and I am ready to concentrate on building my gym, as well as any new opportunities that come my way.

I have gone toe 2 toe with many of the worlds best competitors and I am truly grateful for this. My passion for Jiu Jitsu will continue to be a driving force in my gym and at select Jiu-Jitsu competitions.”

Dunham is almost 37-years-old and it looks like he is smartly not trying to hang around too long. MMA is a brutal sport and is a young man’s game. Happy trails to Mr Dunham and thank you for the years of entertainment.