UFC veteran Eddie Wineland decided to call it a day after the TKO-loss to Cody Stamann during Saturday’s Austin event. Wineland announced his retirement on Instagram.
“I didn’t get an opportunity to leave my gloves in the cage but as Jim Morrison once sang “this is the end” The road I’ve traveled over the past almost 20 years has seen many highs and lows, it’s been a fun ride but this train has reached its final destination,” Wineland wrote.
“I am forever grateful and extremely thankful for the opportunities given by the UFC, Dana White and Sean Shelby, everything you guys and the company have done for and given to me I am forever grateful! Thank you and thank you to the fans who’ve always stood in my corner, officially retired. Thank you for the memories, time to turn the page, and on to the next chapter in life!”
“Will fight anyone, anywhere, anytime”
UFC president Dana White praised Wineland when he heard about the retirement.
“Great guy,” White said. “Another one that always will fight anyone, anywhere, anytime. Good dude. We like him a lot and wish him the best in his retirement.”
Eddie Wineland fought for the interim title
Wineland made his UFC debut on March 19, 2011 against Urijah Faber. On September 21, 2013 he fought for the interim UFC Bantamweight Championship against Renan Barão. A fight he lost via TKO in the second round.
The 37-year-old veteran retires with a record of 24-16-1, with 16 fights in the UFC.
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