UFC Fighter Mark Godbeer Retires From Mixed Martial Arts
Former BAMMA champion and UFC heavyweight Mark Godbeer has retired from mixed martial arts at the age of 34-years-old.
Godbeer, who debuted in the UFC in Nov. 2016, went 2-2 in the UFC with losses to Justin Ledet and Dmitriy Sosnovskiy bookending wins over Daniel Spitz and a DQ victory over Walt Harris.
The man from Somerset was scheduled to face Luis Henrique and make his UFC light heavyweight debut on September 22, 2018 at UFC Fight Night 137, but he pulled out of the fight in early August citing injury and was replaced by UFC debutant Ryan Spann.
The Brit announced his retirement earlier today on his Facebook page.
“I’d like to thank you all for making the last ten years of my life an epic journey,, but now it’s time to give my time and nrg into those around me that deserve it the most starting with my girls… I have achieved everything I set out to do and more.. now it’s time to give a little back to those that gave me so much whilst supporting me… my time in the 4oz mitts are done. The screeding rails are being dusted off ? On to the next journey of my life. Much love.”
I'd like to thank you all for making the last ten years of my life an epic journey,, but now it's time to give my time…
Godbeer leaves the sport with a 13-4 record and reigned as the BAMMA heavyweight champion from June 2015 to May 2016.