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UFC welterweight Jordan Mein retires at age 25
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In a bit of surprising news, UFC welterweight Jordan Mein has decided to leave the sport at just age 25. Word comes from the Wednesday edition of UFC Tonight, with SBN's Ariel Helwani stating that Mein is 'burnt out' and 'lost that fire' as the reasons
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UFC welterweight contender Jordan Mein retires from MMA competition at 25
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Jordan Mein may be just 25 years old, but he's devoted 12 years of his young life to MMA competition and has 39 professional fights in some of the world's top promotions to show for it. After all that work and battling, the "Young Gun" out of Alberta
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After 39 career fights in nearly 10 years, UFC welterweight Jordan Mein
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Mein (29-10 MMA, 3-2 UFC) may only be 25, but he's a well-traveled veteran of the sport with 39 professional bouts and a career that began on June 17, 2006. The Canadian welterweight spent time in Strikeforce and the UFC, walking away with a winning …
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UFC welterweight Jordan Mein has decided to retire from mixed martial arts after 39 professional fights.

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UFC Welterweight Jordan Mein Retires from MMA at Age 25
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UFC welterweight Jordan Mein has decided to retire from mixed martial arts after 39 professional fights. The Las Vegas-based promotion revealed to UFC Tonight on Wednesday that Mein announced his plans in a letter approximately two weeks ago.
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When Hector Lombard called out Patrick Cote, the man known as “The Predator” was more than a little perplexed.

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Glory welterweight champ Nieky Holzken on his win against Raymond Daniels at Glory 23.

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Dan Hardy may not currently be competing inside the Octagon, but the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender is still as competitive as they come.

In fact, Hardy will soon set sail on the first leg of the Clipper 2015-2016 Round-the-World Yacht Race from London to Rio de Janeiro across the Atlantic Ocean.

It’s a stretch that will ultimately cover 5,300-mile in a month’s span.

As “The Outlaw” recently told Yahoo! Sports, the training he endured to prepare for the upcoming daunting task isn’t something as easy as kicking back and catching some rays while stretched out on the boat deck. No sir, you have to put crazy amount of work and sacrifices in or pay the consequences.

His words:

“There were four levels of training, and levels one and three were really intense. I had a lot of information to remember and I had to build a lot of knowledge, so that’s been hard work. There was a lot of new terminology to take on board, which I hadn’t necessarily expected to have to learn. Levels 2 and 4 were really physically and mentally exhausting – sleeping and working in shifts, with four hours on, and four hours off, six hours on, six hours off. Usually in a day you’ll sleep two or three times over a couple of hours, so that was something I had to get used to. I’m not normally one to be woken up. The conditions, you’re living at a 45-degree angle because the boat is keeled over, so even just getting into your bunk is like an obstacle course. You’ve got to be so careful when you move around. You’ve also got to get used to cooking at 45 degrees, which can be a challenge when you’re boiling water.”

Something else Hardy had to get used to was being able to work with a team to complete the task; unlike in mixed martial arts (MMA), when it’s just you and the challenger once the cage doors slams shut.

And when you compare his upcoming challenge to fighting for 25 minutes, there is just no comparison, as “The Outlaw” says yacht racing really tests your wits each hour of everyday.

“The idea of working in teams for me was also difficult at first because I’ve always been an individual athlete. The idea of picking up work as a team is hard for me. That’s something I’ve really had to get used to. This is not something for the fainthearted – people are determined to really challenge themselves here and put everything they have into this race. There are times when it is really quite scary – when you’re going at 40 knots, you have to really have your wits about you and do all you can to keep safe. Ocean racing is just so unpredictable. Sometimes you have to make a sail change in really, really bad weather. Your core is constantly engaged. It tests your physicality all the time, in a way that mixed martial arts can’t compare. In MMA you fight for 15-25 minutes and you have to sustain your energy for that period. But with ocean racing, you have to sustain your energy and focus for 16-20 hours at a time, sometimes more. You have to be mentally prepared, often for weeks, sometimes months, on end. On the boat, you have to have your wits about you and you have to be prepared; you have to keep yourself safe. You can’t trade punches with nature; you have to always give it respect.”

And here you thought yachts were all glitz and glamour…

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UFC welterweight Dan Hardy set to compete in 5300 mile Round-the-World-Yacht Race
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Dan Hardy may not currently be competing inside the Octagon, but the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight contender is still as competitive as they come. In fact, Hardy will soon set sail on the first leg of the Clipper 2015-2016 …
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It has been eight long months since CM Punk signed with the UFC, and the former pro wrestler still doesn’t have a scheduled date or opponent for his debut. Cathal Pendred, a welterweight who is 17-3-1, is looking to speed that up a bit. 

After some prodding from Pendred, Punk was baited into a lengthy war of words on Twitter. It started here (warning: there is a heap of NSFW language below):

Punk quickly fired back:

From there, things spiraled into petty insults:

There is plenty more to be found on their respective Twitter accounts.

It is worth noting that Pendred has been angling for a fight with Punk for months now, dating all the way back to the day after Punk’s signing with the promotion was first announced, with Pendred strongly implying on Twitter that he was booked to face Punk. The fight never materialized, and while the two have traded barbs on a couple of occasions, this marks the first sustained exchange between the two.

At this point, there do not seem to be any firm plans regarding Punk’s debut. He stated on Jon Anik and Kenny Florian’s podcast (h/t MMAJunkie.com) that a debut in 2016 wouldn’t be out of the question, meaning it could still be a while before he steps into the Octagon.

When that does occur, however, it is incredibly unlikely Pendred will be the man standing across from him.

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