Longtime featherweight veteran Javier Vazquez retires from MMA

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1/15/13 6:03:45AM
After 13 years and 21 fights in mixed martial arts, 35 year-old Javier Vasquez is hanging up the gloves for good.

"Showtime" has no time for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).Former World Extreme Cagefighting(WEC) featherweight standout Javier Vazquez announced his retirement this week after compiling a 16-5 record in the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA), including just one win in his lone appearance inside the Octagon, a unanimous decision victory over Joe Stevenson back in June 2011.

Vazquez, who still has fights remaining on his ZUFFA contract, explains his decision to sherdog.com

1/15/13 6:07:39AM
Javier is a great fighter but if you know your body cant do it anymore then retiring is the smartest and safest thing to do. I hope Javier finds success in whatever it is he does next with his life.
1/15/13 10:47:56AM
I enjoyed watching him fight

I also enjoyed his commentary with Tachi Palace. Maybe he can find another org to commentate for.
1/15/13 11:11:35AM
I'm pretty sure he ownes a school and travels doing seminars alot.
1/15/13 11:25:35AM
Always good to see a guy who knows his limits. He's had a decent career. Wins in both the UFC and WEC.. No stoppage losses.
1/15/13 8:26:07PM
He would be a great wrestling/bjj trainer for a lot of mma camps.
1/15/13 9:45:19PM
I respect his choice and hope he finds success elsewhere, awesome that I got to his final fight live, it wad fun to scream his nickname from thr third row, also dug the pink trunks.