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Charles McCarthy retires from MMA competition



"I would like to announce my formal retirement from Mixed Martial Arts competition. I have achieved many of the goals I set out to accomplish in this sport and found others just out of reach. It is now time for me to lay down my gloves and rededicate my attention towards my business, my fighters, my family and my team. The successes I have found in my career are due in large part to all the great people who have helped me along the way. Being involved with the true champions at American Top Team has guided me to become a better father, husband, teacher and friend. Without the great generosity of ATT my life would have had a void. I hope that everyone reading (this) can one day feel the love of a great family as I have.... My goal in my career was always to be the best, and you know it just didn’t work out this time. I’m okay with that. I kind of hit the whole glass ceiling in my career and I don’t feel like dwindling on past my usefulness."

Former contestant of season four of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF), during which he was dubbed "Captain Miserable" by his castmates, Charles McCarthy announces his retirement from professional mixed martial arts competition. He most recently lost to Michael Bisping via first round technical knockout at UFC 83: "Serra vs. St. Pierre 2" this past weekend. He compiled a winning record (10-5) since his career began in 2003; however, he was not as successful inside the Octagon (1-2). Good luck, "Chainsaw."

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