Dennis Bermudez Retires After Winning At UFC Brooklyn
Dennis Bermudez, UFC lightweight with a professional record of 17 wins and 9 losses captured the final win of his professional career last night at UFC Brooklyn, beating Te Edwards by unanimous decision.
Bermudez was returning to lightweight from featherweight, and got back to winning ways after a four-fight skid. After his win, Bermudez retired from the sport, leaving his gloves inside the Octagon.
Bermudez made his UFC debut back in 2011, and has since amassed a record of 10 wins and 7 losses inside the Octagon. Dennis also holds a victory over current featherweight champion, Max Holloway, whom he had beaten back in 2013.
In his post-fight interview, “The Menace” said, “This is my last fight. It’s been awesome. I’ve been through some stuff and thought about hanging them up after the four losses. I want my kids to look back and see that even though I went through adversity, I came out on top. My uncle has cancer and isn’t doing so well. That’s what us Bermudez boys do — when we’re down and out, we come back and win.”
“If I had lost, it was definitely going to be my last fight. I doubt they’d (UFC) sign me back after a five-fight losing streak. I pushed myself really hard and have been competing since I was in seventh grade. I have two little boys at home. The fight game’s tough and I want to be able to see my grandchildren grow up. I just want to take care of myself now. It feels nice to go out on my terms.”