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John Olav Einemo Announces He Will Retire From MMA

Former UFC heavyweight John Olav Einemo has announced his retirement from MMA in an interview with the Norwegian newspaper, VG Nett.

Einemo, who went 0-2 in his brief career inside the Octagon, said he felt a return to the UFC could be in his future, but the time it would take away from his family was not worth it.

The former ADCC Submission World Champion is 36 years old. He was released from the UFC when issues with payment between fighters from Golden Glory came about.

Einemo’s MMA record stands at 6-3, with five of those six victories coming by way of submission. He also is on the short list of people to defeat Roger Gracie in the Abu Dhabi Combat Club tournament.

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