Originally written on WZR Online  |  Last updated 11/5/14
Dan Severn (101-19-7) has announced his retirement after over seventeen years and 127 pro MMA fights. He is already in the UFC Hall of Fame. He made the announcement on his official website, but has been saying in 2012 that New Year’s Day was the date he planned to retire. He added that he plans to remain active in MMA in other ways, as well as continue his professional wrestling career in 2013 before retiring there too. His last fight was a win, his 101st, after a two fight losing streak. He wanted fights with three legends from the early UFC days to close things out, but that never happened. He said: “The No. 1 goal that I set for myself in 2012 was to be finished with my mixed martial arts competition career. I was attempting to do my own self-directed retirement tour in the last couple of years reaching out to only three people – Mark Coleman, Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie. … It seems as though these matches will not take place for whatever reasons, and my life now goes on to th...
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