Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger opts to retire after UFC Fight Night 103 loss
The sport of mixed martial arts doesn’t care about your feelings. It’s a cold, harsh, difficult sport that favors the brave and exposes the weak. It’s an absolute grind, 24/7 , and to reach the heights of the UFC you have to be dedicated and talented. You have to have will and determination. Jocelyn Jones Lybarger made it to the top.
What you also need to have is the ability to walk away when the time is right. At UFC Fight Night 103, we saw BJ Penn enter the fray perhaps one too many times. He was battered and bruised and left to figure out what was next. Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger also fought and lost on that card, and she has made the decision to retire from the sport of MMA. Here she is in her own words.
Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger enjoyed career success before coming to the UFC. She boasted a 6-1 record when she made her debut at UFC 194 dropping a tough decision to Tecia Torres. She lost against Ronda Markos and then this past week to Nina Ansaroff, dropping her UFC record to 0-3. There is no shame is losing any of those fights. She fought against quality opponents and nearly got the job done twice.
She will be spending a lot more time with her wife, and her kids. We wish her all the best in her future endeavors.