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Nine-time UFC veteran Aaron Riley retires following UFC on FOX 8 loss

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After 16 years as a professional mixed martial artist, Aaron Riley (30-14-1 MMA, 3-6 UFC) has decided to call it a career.

The 32-year-old announced his intentions via Twitter following a UFC on FOX 8 loss to Justin Salas...

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Post #1   7/28/13 10:29:32AM   

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Fun fight to go out on. I hope the best for the guy.

Post #2   7/28/13 11:19:26AM   

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I'll miss the guy. The first fight of his I watched was his debut in PRIDE against Omigawa where he landed the big head kick. I've liked him ever since. He was always entertaining. Good decision, though.

Post #3   7/28/13 2:26:47PM   

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Not a bad decision for Riley to hang it up.

Even in defeat he went out on a good note and put on a pretty decent performance against Salas. I found the fight to be pretty entertaining myself.

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Post #4   7/28/13 10:16:53PM   

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I met Riley at the Arnold Fest in Columbus a few years ago at UFC 96 right after the controversial fight against Shane Nelson...I have to say, out of the 100's of UFC fighters I have met & hung out with, Riley is one of THE TOP best guys you'll ever meet. He seems flattered to even be recognized by fans, not a stuck up a$$hole like a lot of them...& he always fought his damn heart out!! Aaron Rily, you'll be missed!!!

Post #5   7/29/13 3:03:50AM   

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I'll never forget his war with Lawler in 2002. Also can't believe he's only 32.

Post #6   7/29/13 7:10:06AM