Melancon Retires at 31

UFC welterweight Brian Melancon retires at 31
Brian Melancon’s quest to make it to the UFC was one of the feel-good stories of the year, capped off by a knockout win over Seth Baczynski at UFC 162 in July. But after withdrawing from a December bout with Robert Whittaker in Brisbane, Australia, the Texan revealed that he has chosen to end his MMA career on the recommendation of doctors due to kidney issues.

“I am sad to say that my fight career is over,” Melancon posted on Facebook Wednesday. “I have been having kidney problems that have gotten much worse recently and just found out that my kidney function has dropped to 47%. If I continue to train, fight, and cut weight then I run the risk of permanent damage. I have been advised by my Specialist to retire and move on and that is what I will be doing. This is not how I wanted to go out, but I have to believe that God has another path for me. Thanks to all of you who supported me throughout my career.”

The 31-year-old Melancon, who will return to his full-time job as a physical therapist, retires with a 7-3 MMA record that includes a 1-1 UFC slate. 

Watch Past Fights


L'animatrice Lisa Foiles vous offre un aperçu du combat coprincipal entre Tyron Woodley et Stephen Thompson. Les deux poids mi-moyens s'amusent lors de leur camp d'entraînement respectif.
L'animatrice Lisa Foiles parle de la division des poids moyens dans cette édition de "La minute UFC". Gegard Mousasi est le dernier aspirant posant une menace au trône de Bisping et les deux se sont engagés dans une guerre de mots récemment.
L'animatrice Lisa Foiles vous dit ce que vous avez à savoir concernant les festivités précédant l'UFC 205 à NY au cours de la semaine.
C'est une semaine plutôt calme côté classements. Le moment est donc bien choisi pour vous présenter nos bloopers. Voici Forrest Griffin et Matt Parrino dans de rares moments embarrassants. Amusez-vous bien!