Julie Kedzie Announces Retirement Following UFC Fight Night 33

Longtime veteran of women’s MMA, Julie Kedzie, announced her retirement from the sport Friday night following her fight against Bethe Correira at UFC Fight Night 33 in Brisbane, Australia. She posted her reasoning for retiring later then night in a series of tweets.

Heres what Kedzie had to say regarding her retirement and her future with the UFC:

“Before walking out to my fight today, I had a long talk with my coach and we decided that this would be my last MMA fight, I would have loved to have gone out on a win, but c’est la vie-don’t leave it to the judges. Heartbreak is a huge part of this sport. I really truly want to thank all of you for being a part of my journey as a fighter. I will still be involved in MMA for the rest of my life but now it’s time for me to accept that I can give more to the sport by stepping back and taking role in helping to develop other fighters From the bottom of my heart, thank you to the @UFC , my team, and all of you who have made me achieve some amazing dreams.”

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