Article

Bocek Retires at 32

 


Longtime lightweight standout Mark Bocek announced his retirement via Twitter Tuesday evening, choosing to step away from the sport of pro mixed martial arts at the age of 32.

"I'm retiring from pro MMA," wrote the Toronto native. "I would like to thank everyone who has helped me and supported me throughout this journey. Onto the next chapter."

A high-level Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt, Bocek compiled a 12-5 MMA record over the course of a career that began in 2004. Included in that record were eight UFC victories over the likes of Nik Lentz and John Alessio, as well as bouts against Frankie Edgar, Benson Henderson, and Jim Miller.

In his final bout in April, Bocek defeated Mike De La Torre on the Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale card in Quebec City.

Watch Past Fights

Media

Recent
Watch the Fight Night Gdansk official weigh-in on Friday, Oct. 20 at 12pm/9am ETPT live from Ergo Arena in Gdansk, Poland.
20/10/2017
Donald Cerrone takes viewers on his unorthodox ranch in New Mexico, and explains his process for accepting and training for fights. Cerrone takes on Darren Till in the main event of Fight Night Gdansk Saturday, exclusively on FIGHT PASS.
18/10/2017
Preview the pivotal featherweight bout featuring Artem Lobov and Andre Fili set for the UFC FIGHT PASS prelims on Saturday at Fight Night Gdansk.
19/10/2017
Watch the Fight Night Gdansk Media Day face-offs, featuring main event fighters Donald Cerrone and Darren Till.
19/10/2017