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American Top Team middleweight “Chainsaw” Charles McCarthy has decided that his last fight with Michael Bisping will be the last fight in his career. The former “Ultimate Fighter” competitor announced on Thursday that he is retiring from active mixed martial arts competition.

“I would like to announce my formal retirement from Mixed Martial Arts competition,” said McCarthy in a prepared statement. “I have achieved many of the goals I set out to accomplish in this sport and found others just out of reach. It is now time for me to lay down my gloves and rededicate my attention towards my business, my fighters, my family and my team.

“The successes I have found in my career are due in large part to all the great people who have helped me along the way. Being involved with the true champions at American Top Team has guided me to become a better father, husband, teacher and friend. Without the great generosity of ATT my life would have had a void. I hope that everyone reading (this) can one day feel the love of a great family as I have.


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Post #1   4/24/08 3:17:47PM   

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i don't think he should, but who knows he might just pull a randy on us and a year or two we will see him again fighting somewhere

Post #2   4/24/08 3:58:04PM   

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yeah somewhere but not the ufc.

Post #3   4/24/08 3:59:37PM   

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Hmm, I'm not sure why he's doing this. Must be personal problems. I thought he looked good against Bisping.

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this barely qualifies as news.....

Post #5   4/24/08 4:09:24PM   

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I wouldn't say he looked 'good' against Bisping, at least not the faces he made after taking 5 knees to the head, but he has potential and a lot of power. I was impressed when he picked Bisping up and took him down that hard.

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Posted by CantAndleDaRiddum

this barely qualifies as news.....



This barely qualifies as fighter bashing...

Post #7   4/24/08 4:13:31PM   

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Meh. I cant say i really care for charles. He seems to think hes alot better than he actually is, hes not going to be missed imo.

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Posted by F--K_Luck_AuH2O

Hmm, I'm not sure why he's doing this. Must be personal problems. I thought he looked good against Bisping.





I must have watched a different fight then.

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I loved his battle cry in the Bisping fight....As soon as he did that i was like well hes gettin knocked out...

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Oh well Bisping destroyed him and apparently hes "average" so what does that make Mcarthy.

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Posted by hodge

Oh well Bisping destroyed him and apparently hes "average" so what does that make Mcarthy.



I like Bisping, in fact I love him because he carries the English talisman. And although I hate the Bisping bashing he has got a lot to prove.

Chainsaw however would be better off packing it in. He could live up to his nickname better if he became a tree surgeon.

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IMO he will be back.

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I think its cool that hes set his goals, couldn't realistically meet them, and is taking the graceful path and bowing out to do something else. Very few fighters are capable of that decision, even when it would be the absolute best thing for them. Best of luck to you Charles!

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I think many other fighters should take this course as well....otherwise just head off to YAMMA!!!!

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