UFC Light Heavyweight Patrick Cummins has officially announced his retirement from the UFC today after a run that lasted two decades with his early years spent as an All American wrestler and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from Penn State!
With a professional record of 10-7 and 3 of those losses coming in his last three fights, Patrick Cummins has victories over some of the best in MMA such as OSP, Jan Blachowicz, Antonio Carlos Jr.
Cummins made his Professional debut in Strikeforce back in 2010 with with a 1st Round TKO victory against (2-0) Terrell Brown and was signed to the UFC in 2014 making his Debut at UFC 170 Rousey vs McMann, against Daniel Cormier where he lost in the first round via TKO.
As of late it seems Patrick has found love in riding his off-road bike with his girl and has found peace in his life. It’s a very difficult decision for any fighter to face but it seems for Patrick his retirement is a choice he’s making while in a good place in his life.
It was announced earlier today on Instagram where he shares with everyone how he’s been putting a lot of careful consideration into this decision. Below is his exact post he shared on Instagram.
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I’ve given the idea of retirement a lot of careful consideration over the past 6 months. Today is the day that I officially say goodbye to my 20+ year long career as an athlete. It’s not an easy decision to make especially when a competitive life is all I’ve ever known. I’m not quite sure what the next chapter will be titled, but I know one thing for certain. I won’t spend any more time involved in something that my heart isn’t 100% into. I spent over year in the UFC where that was the case but I wasn’t completely aware of it. Turns out that’s probably one of the hardest places to go through the motions. Live and learn. I want to thank my friends, family, loved ones, coaches, sponsors and training partners who’ve had a hand in shaping me over the years. You all know who you are and I love you. One group of people I’ve left out is my fans. I’ve been able to do extraordinary things with your moral support. In good times and especially bad, many of you have reached out with motivation or praise over the years that I could never understand. For that, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I don’t think anyone can look back at their career and be completely satisfied with it, but one thing I wouldn’t change for anything is the unique group of amazing fans I’ve managed to curate. I love you all too. Thank you!! Cheers 🥂 Last but not least all the photos and videos here are from the best in the business and my dear friends since day one. The lovely @allelbows and handsomely mustached @e_casey_leydon Link to the rest of the video is in the bio
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