Antoni Hardonk officially retires from the sport of mixed martial arts

UFC Heavyweight, Antoni Hardonk has officially announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts and the Ultimate Fighting Championship, explaining he gets just as much satisfaction out of coaching as he did competing.

Hardonk was on a two-fight losing streak when he ended his career, losing via TKO to both Cheick Kongo and Pat Barry in 2009. His overall record with the Las Vegas based promotion was 4-4, with wins over Sherman Pendergarst, Colin Robinson, Eddie Sanchez and Mike Wessel, a three fight winning streak in 2008 over the last three mentioned.

Hardonk, speaking via UFC.com, said:

“Taking that year off and focusing more on that other side and that teaching and coaching aspect of myself, I found that I get as much satisfaction from that as from fighting itself.”

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