Former UFC Fighter Pat ‘Bam Bam’ Healy Retires Following Loss At ACB 78
Pat ‘Bam Bam’ Healy has called time on his career this evening following a loss at ACB 78.
Healy faced Magomed Raisov in Grozny, Chechnya, Russia earlier this evening and was finished in the first round via TKO. The American simply didn’t look himself and he took to his Facebook page shortly after to announce his retirement from active competition.
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“Thanks everyone for your support. Disappointing performance to say the least. I thought about this a lot recently and that was my last fight. I can no longer compete at a high level. It’s been a hell of a ride.
“I’ve gone places and seen things I never thought I would. I’ve had a chance to make friends and memories all over the world. MMA gave me a life I only could have dreamed of. I will now focus on helping the next generation become successful and finally getting my BJJ black belt.”
Healy finishes his career with a professional record of 34-24. He competed in the UFC a total of 6 times with a record of 5-0-0 (1 NC) with losses to Gleison Tibau, Jorge Masvidal, Bobby Green, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Anthony Torres. The no contest came against Jim Miller at UFC 159 in April 2013 when Healy originally won the bout via submission, but later tested positive for marijuana and saw the bout overturned.
Following being cut from the UFC, Healy fought in Titan FC where he won the Titan FC lightweight tile in April 2015. He then successfully defended the title against Marcus Edwards, but was then stripped of the belt after he missed weight at Titan FC 35 in Sept. 2015.
Healy then went on to compete in ACB where he went 1-2 with his sole win against highly rated British prospect Brendan Loughnane last year at ACB 65.