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It looks like UFC Lightweight Mark Bocek will be retiring from professional MMA. Bocek, age 32, holds a 12-5 record in his career. Bocek has won three of his last four and will go out on a victory, defeating Mike de la Torre in his most recent bout.
While Bocek was a solid fighter, holding impressive victories over Nik Lentz and John Alessio, he was never been able to get himself to the top of the division. A majority of Bocek’s losses have come against some of the best in the division, falling short against former UFC champions Frankie Edgar and Benson Henderson, as well as top Lightweights Jim Miller and Rafael dos Anjos.
Aside from going out on a win, Bocek will also go out being finished only twice in his career, which is a rarity in MMA.
I'm retiring from pro mma.I would like to thank everyone who has helped me and supported me throughout this journey. Onto the next chapter.
— Mark Bocek (@MarkBocek) August 6, 2014