If you have to go, you might as well go out on top. Reigning Bellator heavyweight champ Cole Konrad (Pictured) has decided to relinquish his title and retire from the sport of mixed martial arts.
According to Twincities.com, Konrad has swapped his fight trunks for a business suit and tie to become a financial trader for North Central Trading. The Minnesota-based firm supplies ingredients to the pet food, food processing and chemical industries.
“The Polar Bear” will specialize in trading milk products.
Bellator officials have declined to comment on Konrad’s abrupt retirement at this time.
Konrad made his MMA debut in 2010 and went on to post a perfect 9-0 record. He went 7-0 under Bellator’s watch.
The 28-year-old pocketed $100,000 for taking Bellator’s Season 3 Heavyweight Tournament en route to capturing the crown in his rookie year.
Konrad defended his title in March with a 60-second submission victory over Eric Prindle.