Mitch Clarke’s toughness wasn’t enough to will him to a victory over Alex White last night (Sat., Sept. 9, 2017) at UFC 215 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, as he ultimately suffered a second round technical knockout (TKO) loss inside the Rogers Place.
As a result, the 31-year old Canadian mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter took to the mic in his post-fight interview, fought back the tears, and announced his retirement from the fight game in front of his home country fans.
“I think toughness has been the tale of my career, and pushing me beyond what my body is capable to do is sheer will and toughness. It was an absolute pleasure to fight in front of my adopted home town of Edmonton. And although I didn’t get the result I wanted, it was an absolute pleasure to have my last professional fight here in Edmonton. This is the last time I’m putting these on, so thank you Edmonton and thank you, Joe.”
Clark made his debut with the promotion back in 2011, losing his first two fights inside the Octagon. After reeling of two straight wins, Clarke went on to suffer three straight defeats which ultimately prompted his retirement.
He end’s his UFC career with a 2-4 mark, 11-5 overall.
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