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UFC’s Akira Corassani is Hanging up the Gloves After Latest Loss

Kelsey Mowatt

Akira Corassani

It looks like Akira Corassani’s loss to Sam Sicilia this past weekend at UFC on FOX 14, will mark the last time the Swedish fighter steps into the cage.

Corassani was taken out by the powerful Sicilia in round one, which was the third time in a row that the featherweight has been stopped. Well, on Monday, the following post appeared on Corassani’s official Facebook page:

I got into to this to challenge myself, get kicks and thrills and live life as close to Van Damme in Bloodsport as possible. I was 22 years old working at a factory confused and bored when I made a bet with my co-workers to become a fighter. They laughed and I said WATCH! I did it all and holy smoke what an adventure it has been. I feel like I could write at least 8 books about my journey, the behind the scenes stuff and other craziness. If I found lamp today and rubbed it and a genie popped out and asked me to make a wish I would say “I wish every human being on earth could experience everything I have.

Along the way I never thought of how many people I’d inspired, entertained and upset (mostly keyboard warriors). It is with deep joy I write this, I am full and content and I would never want to change a single thing. My brain has filed for a divorce and doesn’t want to cooperate anymore. The passion and the technique is there but every car has a date (except for the Swedish Volvo 740).

feel like I have so much to share, show and talk about and I will in the future… From the bottom of my heart… THANK YOU ALL FOR THE WONDERFUL 12 YEARS AND I TRULY LOVE AND APPRECIATE THAT YOU TUNED IN. It was all my pleasure folks. I salute you, THE END!?

So, there you have it. Perhaps the question mark at the end is Corassani’s way of leaving the door open to a possible return?

The 32 year-old proceeded to win three straight fights, after competing on the 14th Season of TUF, but his momentum was halted by Dustin Poirier last April. Then in October, Max Holloway knocked out the veteran fighter in the opening round.

Corassani had his first amateur fight in 2006 and made his pro debut in 2007. He retires armed with a record of 12-6.

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