Veteran UFC Middleweight Magnus Cedenblad Announces His Retirement from MMA

With a 4-2 record in the UFC, veteran middleweight competitor Magnus Cedenblad has decided to call it a career.

Veteran UFC middleweight Magnus Cedenblad has decided to call it a career.

On Tuesday, the Swedish fighter announced his decision to retire from the sport of mixed martial arts after dealing with various injuries that have kept him sidelined for nearly two years.

“As all of you know, I have been injured for a long time and I dont see any light at the end of the tunnel,” Cedenblad wrote on Instagram. “I feel like I need to move on and start a new chapter of my life, instead of holding on to a dream that is steadily fading. It’s like pulling out the cord to your best friend who is now dead. A tear falls from my eye while writing this but it’s the right thing to do.

“Thank you to the UFC for letting me fight in the best organization in the world and a great thank you to MMA, you have been my best friend for so many years (and will remain with me in a different way).”

Igår skrev jag det jobbigaste mailet i mitt liv. Som alla vet så har jag varit skadad en längre tid å kg ser inget ljus i tunneln. Känner att jag nu måste gå vidare med mitt liv och starta ett helt nytt kapitel istället för att hålla fast vid en dröm som mer å mer bleknar. Men som sagt jobbigaste mailet någonsin. Dra ut sladden från din bästa vän. Som nu är död. Rinner en tår när jag skriver detta men inser att det är det enda rätta. Så tack ufc för att jag fick fightas i världens bästa organisation och speciellt ett gigantiskt stort tack till mma du har varit min bästa vän å min livskamrat i så många år (du kommer finnas kvar men på andra sätt). Å tack till alla er som har följt min resa. Önskar jag hade kunnat visat mer. Men det är en del i att vara idrottare. Jag skulle aldrig varit nöjd. Men ändå så stolt över mig själv. Tack allt å alla.

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Cedenblad hasn’t fought in the UFC since 2016 when he lost by TKO to Jack Marshman.

Prior to that setback, Cedenblad had won four fights in a row inside the Octagon including three finishes by knockout or submission.

Now the 36-year old middleweight will retire from the sport of mixed martial arts with a 14-5 record overall including a 4-2 mark in the UFC.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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