John Olav Einemo has announced he is retiring from MMA. Einemo last fought at UFC on Fox 2, where he was defeated by Mike Russow. The UFC cut the Norwegian fighter soon after the event but left the door open for Einemo to return after a few wins. Norwegian news site VG Nett first reported the news.
Einemo cited his desire to spend more time with his family as the main reason for his retirement. Einemo, a Golden Glory product, had to travel often in order to have proper training and competition for MMA.
Einemo was reportedly invited to help promote UFC on Fuel TV 2 in Stockholm, Sweden. Einemo declined, stating that his priority was spending time with his son.
Einemo retires with a 6-3 record in MMA (0-2 UFC) and will work on developing MMA in his home country of Norway.