Hermes Franca Calls It Quits After TKO Loss

Updated: January 10, 2010

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.

One Comment

  1. rory

    January 10, 2010 at 12:52 am

    Always entertaining to watch, shame in his last ufc fight he got knocked the fuck out. The dude was an animal

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