After 68-fight career over 13 years, UFC and Bellator vet Rich Clementi retires from MMA

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FastKnockout
11/21/12 11:27:47AM
Sixty-eight professional mixed martial arts fights, no matter against who or where, is not too shabby.

The fact that Rich Clementi has done it all across the country and around the world for the biggest promotions just has to be icing on the cake. But this week, after 13 years in the sport, Clementi decided to hang up the gloves.

Just three days after a loss in Bellator's lightweight tournament semifinals, Clementi announced his retirement on his Facebook page.

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george112
11/21/12 11:41:29AM
Damn thats a lot of fights.
Hope he finds something else he loves doing
BillsNewAccount
11/21/12 12:28:22PM
Rich choked out Melvin before it was cool.

You'll be missed Rich.

'Time to learn jiu jitsu MELVIN'
Bubbles
11/21/12 12:35:18PM
losing by a toe hold is a sad way to go out, but I always enjoyed his fights...even if he did get a gift over Stout
scoozna
11/21/12 1:07:11PM
Major props to Clementi. 68 fights is no joke.
Budgellism
11/21/12 1:13:43PM
He's had a good career. It sucks that he lost the way he did in his last fight (Poor game plan imo) but he's had some very bright spots during his career that I personally won't forget.
tcunningham
11/21/12 1:51:21PM
solid fighter. im sure he's probably either gonna be a trainer or start his own gym if he doesnt do these things already.
tallica62
11/21/12 1:59:19PM
good choice and move..good career
prozacnation1978
11/21/12 2:33:20PM
I watched rich fight in the Ufc live
Vs rumble Johnson
And vs gray maynard
Always liked his fights
BuffaloDave
11/21/12 2:43:16PM
Decent fighter. 68 fights in his career and he's only 35 years old, pretty impressive.
jae_1833
11/21/12 5:11:25PM
What a fun fighter to watch.....his beef with Melvin was great! He will be missed, he will make a great trainer for sure.
kopower
11/21/12 10:33:16PM

losing by a toe hold is a sad way to go out, but I always enjoyed his fights


Yeah, not sure what is worse, a toe hold, or going out punch drunk with zero chin left.
MMAcca
11/22/12 4:13:46PM
Always gave it everything and always put on a show.

Thank you for your contribution and dedication to MMA Mr Clementi.