Cathal Pendred Retires From MMA

Former UFC welterweight and cast member on season nineteen of TUF, Cathal Pendred revealed tonight that he has decided to hang up his gloves for good in the MMA world, leaving the UFC to “pursue other interests”.

Pendred,via his official Twitter account,said:

I am a passionate person and I always give 100% to what I do. I have been passionate about MMA for a long time and my focus on the sport has been my driving force for the last 9 years.

I now find that my passion is no longer what it was and I feel that it is time for me to move on. I have other interests that I want to pursue. The time is right to close one door and open another. My love of MMA remains with me. I intend to maintain my involvement with the sport, but I no longer wish to compete.

I have developed as a person because of mixed martial arts, as I learned to cope with the discipline and demands of the sport. MMA has made me a stronger person. This strength will carry through into other areas of my life as I move on to pursue new goals.

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