Melvin Manhoef retiring from MMA

Written by 5thRound.com Staff
September 28th, 2008

Dream Middleweight fighter Melvin Manhoef has decided to retire from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts. Manhoef’s spokesman told the media that, “Training seven days a week and three times a day has taken its toll on his family life.”

Manhoef started his MMA career in Kickboxing where he used his speed, power and athleticism to compile a 34-4 record with 25 victories by knockout. From there he moved to the sport of Mixed Martial Arts where he defeated the likes of Kazushi Sakuraba, Fabio Silva and Evangelista Santos on his way to a 22-5 record.

His last fight was a quick one as he was submitted in the semi-finals by the eventual Dream Middleweight Grand Prix winner Gegard Mousasi at Dream.6.

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