Days removed from his first Bellator win and Mike Guymon has chosen to retire. The 39-year-old ended his career at 15-6-1.
“I told people this is my last fight,” said Guymon to MMA Weekly. “My mind’s willing, but my body’s saying that it’s a done deal. You get a lot of battle damage through so many wars in training and fighting; it’s just an accumulation and my body is pretty damaged.”
After years with King of the Cage, where Guymon won the welterweight title, he joined the UFC. He went 2-2 for the UFC and ended that stint off back-to-back round one submission defeats. Guymon defeated Aaron Miller via an arm triangle choke at Bellator 106 in his final MMA appearance.
Guymon wants to be remembered for capturing gold, winning in three separate weight classes and getting the chance to compete inside the Octagon.