Mir is currently on a three-fight losing streak and was recently booked for a bout with Dutch finisher Alistair Overeem. With the significant possibility of a fourth consecutive defeat on the horizon (and another knockout no less) Mir may be forced to the sidelines by his long-time bosses or face release. He’s a smart, savvy businessman and is no doubt realistic about his career. That being said, even Mir may want to walk away from the cage and focus on other opportunities instead of being away from his family and risking further physical damage.
This weekend MMA legend Megumi Fujii decided to hang up her gloves for good, exiting the sport as one of the most revered female competitors in history. While Fujii never had a chance to ply her trade inside the Octagon, her retirement serves as a reminder all Mixed Martial Artists have to eventually move on from careers in the cage. In fact, chances are good a few first-ballot UFC Hall of Fame fighters will follow suit in the next fourteen months. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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