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Eddie Wineland Thinking MMA Is Not Worth It, Retirement Is Possible

Andrew Ravens

Eddie Wineland

Former WEC bantamweight champion Eddie Wineland (21–10–1) is thinking about retiring from MMA. He just loss to to Johnny Eduardo via knockout at UFC Fight Night 40 and in that fight broke his jaw.

He told MMA Junkie, “I never wanted to go through this again, and now I surely don’t ever want to go through it again. It was the most miserable time of my life. I’ve got some serious thinking to do. I’m just not so sure the juice is worth the squeeze. I just need to take a step back and look at the big picture.”

He has 11 knockouts, 5 submissions and 4 decision victories in his MMA career. He has been knocked out twice in his career, four times submitted and lost in three decision fights heading into this fight. He made his UFC debut back in 2011 against Urijah Faber which he lost via unanimous decision, the then lost to Joseph Benavidez via unanimous decision in the same year. In June of 2012, he got a win over Scott Jorgensen via 2nd Rd KO, he ended 2012 on a positive note with a win over Brad Pickett via split decision. He lost to Renan Barao via 2nd Rd TKO in September of 2013. He then went on to fight again, which was in January of this year and he beat Yves Jabouin via 2nd Rd TKO. In his last fight, he lost to Johnny Eduardo via knockout at UFC Fight Night 40.

Time will tell if he does indeed retire from the sport of MMA.


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