Former UFC lightweight contender Hermes Franca announces his retirement from fight following his TKO loss to Eric Wisely (12-4) Friday night at MaxFightsDM.
“The fans gave me the passion and strength that kept me competing at the championship levels for all these years. Without them, I couldn’t have done it.
I owe it all to the fans,” said Franca, while indicating that his body just can’t keep up with the demands of today’s elite level fighters. [MMAWeekly]
The 35 year old Brazilian fighter, will continue to teach his students at his gym in East West Combat Club in Syracuse, NY.