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UFC on FX 5: Shane Roller Retires

Former Oklahoma State wrestling standout and UFC lightweight Shane Roller has decided to retire following his UFC on FX 5 loss to Jacob Volkmann. Roller lost to Volkmann in rather decisive fashion this past Friday in Minneapolis via rear-naked choke. Roller announced the move via twitter.

Roller tweeted Monday:

“Looks like I’m hanging up the gloves for good. It was fun, but time to move on. Sux that it ended like that. Now startn the next chapter!!” [sic]

The 3x wrestling All-American had an up and down career in MMA. Roller showed promise in the WEC, tallying a 5-2 record with his only losses coming to current UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis. When the WEC was absorbed by the UFC Roller struggled with the transition, going 2-4 in the Octagon.


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