Sunday, veteran Yves Edwards (pictured) unceremoniously announced his retirement from mixed martial arts via Facebook.
“I’ve thought about how to say this for a week now, but there’s no better way than to just do it,” Edwards wrote. “So here goes; 1st I’d like to say thank you to all the people that I’ve met through and because of fighting, friends, training partners, coaches, fight fans, doctors and even some promoters/matchmakers. A lot of you guys have always shown me nothing but love and I really appreciate that.
“Fighting has been a part of my life ever since I was 17 and that makes this a hard pill to swallow but it’s time for me to end this chapter and move on to the next part of my life. So thank you again to all the people that have supported me through this, whether it was through cheers, training, coaching or anything else at all.”
The 38-year-old owns an extensive 42-22-1 (1 NC) professional record over his 17-year career. Edwards has lost four straight fights, not including a no contest sandwiched between his current skid.
The man known as “Thugjitsu Master” was most recently submitted by Akbarh Arreola last month at UFC Fight Night 57.