UFC welterweight Alan Jouban is retiring from MMA.
“I’d like to officially announce my retirement from MMA,” Jouban wrote on Instagram. “Fighting and the UFC have given me everything I have today! I would not change a single thing from my journey because I got to live my dream and not know what was next. My coaches, my teammates, those of you that were a part of this, I appreciate you so much! Thank you to my supporters and even my opponents along the way.”
Jouban, 38, finishes with a 17-7 record — which includes 11 knockouts — after more than a decade of active competition. While “Brahma” was never a serious title contender, he did manage to score impressive wins over the likes of Mike Perry and Belal Muhammad, among others.
“Injuries, age and life have shown me that it’s time. If I can’t compete to my fullest, then I won’t,” Jouban continued. “So I’ll focus my time now on broadcasting where I can still share my passion and knowledge for the sport with everyone at home. Thank you to everyone for all the love over the years. I look forward to becoming a staple in the sport from this end now as well.”
Jouban’s final appearance resulted in a unanimous decision victory over Jared Gooden at UFC 255 in late 2020.