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Nick Denis Retires From The UFC, Cites Fear Of Brain Damage

Nick Denis, who went 1-1 in his UFC career, has retired from MMA. Denis made the announcement on his personal blog recently.

Denis (11-3) entered the UFC with a victory over 22-second knockout of Joseph Sandoval after competing on the regional tour for several years.

In his last bout, Denis was submitted by Roland Delorme.

“I really believe in living life,” Denis said. “I always say to people follow your heart. I’m trying to say that I followed my heart and in doing so, I reached one of my goals.”

Denis suffered a fractured orbital bone in the Delorme loss. He said, “I came to the UFC and made an amazing debut. Had a great second fight.”

The 29-year-old, who had signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC, cited research in Chronic traumatic encephalopathy as his reason for leaving MMA.

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