Joseph Duffy introduced his retirement from combating shortly following his submission loss to Joel Alvarez at tonight’s UFC Struggle Island 2 occasion.
Duffy (16-5 MMA) squared off with Alvarez (17-2 MMA) on the preliminary card of this evenings occasion on Yas Island. The consequence was a fast submission victory for the Spanish fighter, this after he locked up a guillotine choke whereas ‘Irish Joe’ was capturing in for a takedown try (see that right here).
The loss marked Duffy’s third in a row, as he beforehand suffered setbacks to Marc Diakiese and James Vick respectively.
Joseph Duffy took to Instagram shortly following his loss to Joel Alvarez the place he introduced his retirement from blended martial arts.
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Thank you all so much for all your messages of support all week. I have been blessed on this journey in MMA and am truly grateful for every experience. I felt great all through camp and even warming up, I believed I was back to my former self then when I went in there it just falls to pieces. I think it’s time to realize that I haven’t got what it takes any more. Congrats to Joel Alvarez and thank you to the UFC for all the opportunities. I’m sorry I didn’t achieve what I set out to achieve for my fans, family, friends and myself but it just wasn’t meant to be. I am officially retiring from MMA competition 👊🏻
“Thanks all a lot for all of your messages of assist all week. I’ve been blessed on this journey in MMA and am really grateful for each expertise. I felt nice all by camp and even warming up, I believed I used to be again to my former self then after I went in there it simply falls to items. I believe it’s time to understand that I haven’t bought what it takes any extra. Congrats to Joel Alvarez and thanks to the UFC for all of the alternatives. I’m sorry I didn’t obtain what I got down to obtain for my followers, household, pals and myself but it surely simply wasn’t meant to be. I’m formally retiring from MMA competitors 👊🏻”
Regardless of his current skid, Joseph Duffy had a stable blended martial arts profession. The Irish standout started his blended martial arts journey going an ideal 10-0, which included a submission victory over future UFC two-division champion Conor McGregor underneath the Cage Warriors banner.
Duffy would later combat for the vacant Cage Warriors light-weight title in October of 2011, however wound up struggling his first profession defeat to Ivan Musardo within the contest.
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This text first appeared on BJPENN.com on July 18, 2020