Dan Severn, who has racked up 101 career MMA victories, is retiring from the sport. Severn made the announcement via his own personal website on Tuesday.
The No. 1 goal that I set for myself in 2012 was to be finished with my mixed martial arts competition career. I was attempting to do my own self-directed retirement tour in the last couple of years reaching out to only three people – Mark Coleman, Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie. … It seems as though these matches will not take place for whatever reasons, and my life now goes on to the next chapter.
Severn (101-19-7) last fought in April, earning a victory in Iowa to snap a two-fight losing skid. “The Beast” also stated that he plans to retire from professional wrestling by the end of 2013.
During his UFC career, Severn went 9-4 and won the UFC 5 tournament, the UFC Ultimate Ultimate 95 tourney and the super-fight title. He was an three-time Olympic wrestling alternate and a collegiate standout at Arizona State University.