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UFC Welterweight Ricardo Almeida Announces His Retirement from MMA

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With a heavy heart, UFC welterweight Ricardo Almeida has announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts.

The Renzo Gracie black belt announced the news on his personal website on Wednesday.

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Post #1   3/31/11 2:02:25AM   

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Wow, that REALLY sucks... I have always rooted for him. It's only temp.

Post #2   3/31/11 4:06:30AM   

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Never really enjoyed watching him fight but I bet the guys an excellent trainer. All the best to Almeida.

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I didn't see this one coming. Oh well. Best of luck to him.

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Sucks to see him go but like someone stated above can't blame him I think he found out his nitch in coaching. Frankie became a world champ under his watch and honestly the transformation from kris mcray between his fight with rocha and hathaway is amazing. He trained under this guy and it showed so even though he's walked away from fighting good to see him still around the game.

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Posted by quezocrema0032

Sucks to see him go but like someone stated above can't blame him I think he found out his nitch in coaching. Frankie became a world champ under his watch and honestly the transformation from kris mcray between his fight with rocha and hathaway is amazing. He trained under this guy and it showed so even though he's walked away from fighting good to see him still around the game.


That's awesome I didn't even know that he coached those guys. Hopefully, coaching goes well for him.

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didnt see that coming

Post #7   3/31/11 9:24:01AM   

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I met the guy at the boston expo
He was really cool!! Told him I was looking forward to see him fight live
I never did get that chance :(

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I thought he actually beat Pyle.

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I guess I understand. He really isn't going anywhere in the division, its not like he will ever get a title shot. I guess he rather just coach or do something else with his life. Best of luck to Almeida.

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like i said to my camp..i startd to wonder where Almeida's head was at..u can tell he lost faith in his last few fights..in the beginnin , he was real focus..but after his drop to WW..u saw a whole different Almeida..i think this is the rite choice for him..if u lost heart to fight, jus train fighters..best of wishes Big Dog...

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He will be missed.

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Adios.

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its good to see him retiring on his own terms and not waiting to lose 6 in a row then "get back on track" by beating a no name. he has tons of experience and knowledge to pass on so he'll be around the sport for a long time.

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maybe not always the most exciting fights, but big dog has some sick BJJ.

wish him luck in whatever his future endeavours may be !

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