Alan Belcher announced his retirement from active competition Friday during a video presentation on Periscope.
Belcher, a 31-year-old from Arkansas, competed 15 times inside the Octagon and went 9-6. Overall, “The Talent” amassed a record of 18-8.
“I’m done fighting,” Belcher said. “I’m finished. I will never, ever fight again.
“This is my official retirement.”
Belcher began his amateur MMA career at 15 years old, turning pro in 2004. He fought nine times in 2006, going 8-1, including his UFC debut vs. Yushin Okami.
While he lost to Okami, Belcher quickly rebounded with a knockout via head-kick in December of ’06 against Jorge Santiago. He fought the likes of Kendall Grove, Jason Day, Ed Herman, Denis Kang, Yoshihiro Akiyama, Patrick Cote and Michael Bisping during his career.
After compiling a 4-0 record from 2009-12, Belcher dropped back-to-back decisions to Okami and Bisping to conclude his career.