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

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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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Post #1   11/21/12 11:27:47AM   

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Damn thats a lot of fights.
Hope he finds something else he loves doing

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Post #2   11/21/12 11:41:29AM   

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Rich choked out Melvin before it was cool.

You'll be missed Rich.

'Time to learn jiu jitsu MELVIN'

Post #3   11/21/12 12:28:22PM   

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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

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Major props to Clementi. 68 fights is no joke.

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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.

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Post #6   11/21/12 1:13:43PM   

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solid fighter. im sure he's probably either gonna be a trainer or start his own gym if he doesnt do these things already.

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Post #7   11/21/12 1:51:21PM   

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good choice and move..good career

Post #8   11/21/12 1:59:19PM   

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I watched rich fight in the Ufc live
Vs rumble Johnson
And vs gray maynard
Always liked his fights

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Decent fighter. 68 fights in his career and he's only 35 years old, pretty impressive.

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What a fun fighter to watch.....his beef with Melvin was great! He will be missed, he will make a great trainer for sure.

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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.

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Always gave it everything and always put on a show.

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

Post #13   11/22/12 4:13:46PM