After 70 fights in 15 years, Brian Ebersole decided to hang it up and retire from professional mixed martial arts. He suffered the first TKO loss in his career when he couldn’t answer the bell from an apparent injury he suffered in the contest.
Following to the loss, Ebersole cited injuries as the reason for calling it a career.
“I’m old, everything hurts,” Ebersole said. “Lifetime of wrestling takes a toll on you, getting your head pulled, knees banged up. I’m going to leave it to the young guys now. That’s it for me.”
“I’ve had a long career in MMA, a long career in wrestling and this [leg] has been bugging me throughout my camp,” Ebersole said. “It was just lingering stuff. You try to go harder, and things start to flare up. I’m getting old. I’m getting up there. I planned on retiring in November after the fight in Melbourne, but we’ll call it a night tonight.”
Ebersole compiled a crazy record of 51-17-1 with 1 no contest, and has career wins over some talented vets such as Chris Lytle, Carlos Newton and Dennis Hallman.
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