Shane Roller says he's retiring following UFC on FX 5 loss to Jacob Volkmann

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Budgellism
10/8/12 3:42:06PM
Following a quick submission loss at this past weekend's UFC on FX 5 card, it appears Shane Roller will retire.

The lightweight fighter on Monday said on his Twitter account that he has decided to move on to new things after his loss to Jacob Volkmann in Minneapolis on Friday night.

"Looks like I'm hanging up the gloves for good," Roller stated. "It was fun, but time to move on. Sux that it ended like that. Now startn (sic) the next chapter!!"

Roller (11-7 MMA, 2-4 UFC) was stopped by Volkmann (15-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) at 2:38 of the first round with a rear-naked choke. The fight was part of the preliminary card of UFC on FX 5, which took place at Target Center. The fight aired on FUEL TV.

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DrivenDavies15
10/8/12 4:00:57PM
I'll miss Shane for sure, he was always fun to watch. Good luck to him on whatever it is he's pursuing now
frizzzlecake
10/8/12 4:48:15PM
Good Call on his part, he hasn't been the same since his illness, and I wouldn't want him to risk anymore of his well-being. WEC WILL NEVER DIE!
pmoney
10/8/12 5:02:20PM

Posted by frizzzlecake

Good Call on his part, he hasn't been the same since his illness, and I wouldn't want him to risk anymore of his well-being. WEC WILL NEVER DIE!



Hell yeah! War Roller
FastKnockout
10/8/12 5:13:16PM
Glad to hear this. He's looked shot for a while now.
prozacnation1978
10/8/12 5:35:28PM
Good luck
Chael_Sonnen
10/8/12 6:04:49PM
It was an HONOR seeing you knock out Thiago Tavares

Stay healthy and wealthy!
tcunningham
10/8/12 7:03:50PM
thats unfortunate. i thought the ufc was gonna cut him after this last loss but i guess retirement isn't too much different. i did like watchin the dude fight though.
prophecy033
10/8/12 7:13:02PM
My guess is he'll be back at some point
BuffaloDave
10/9/12 11:52:56AM

Posted by prophecy033

My guess is he'll be back at some point



I could see it too, maybe by the summer, could see him try a comeback in a smaller circuit.
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