It was a night full of retirement news. Unfortunately for Canadian fans, former UFC middleweight title challenger Patrick Cote announced his retirement from mixed martial arts (MMA) earlier tonight (Sat., April 8, 2017) live on pay-per-view (PPV) after his loss to Thiago Alves at UFC 210 in Buffalo, New York. Cote only lost a unanimous decision, but he was dropped on multiple occasions and looked much slower than Alves. The veteran made the announcement during his post-fight interview, which can be seen above courtesy of UFC.
Cote, 37, was coming off a TKO loss to Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night 89 before tasting defeat yet again at the hands of Alves. It was Cote’s first decision loss since getting edged out by Stephen Thompson back in 2014.
As a former middleweight title contender who blew his knee out in a fight with the great Anderson Silva, Cote had been around the MMA block. He currently holds a career record of 23-11 and has finished 10 wins via knockout. Cote will be most remember for his punching power and willingness to exchange on the feet, which are two things he showcased at UFC 210.
This is Cote’s first two-fight skid since 2010 and one that he will hang his gloves up on.