UFC Hall Of Famer hangs up the gloves
After 127 professional fights over an 18-year time span, Dan "The Beast" Severn is calling it a career.
He announced his decision via his official website.
After a phenomenal amateur wrestling career, Severn made his MMA debut at the UFC 4 tournament, where he made it all the way to the finals before being caught in Royce Gracie's triangle choke. However, Severn would later go on to win the entire UFC 5 tournament. He would also go on to win the Ultimate 1995 tournament and Superfight Championship against Ken Shamrock at UFC 9. He finished his career with a record of 101-19-7.
In addition to an MMA career, Severn also amassed a fantastic career in professional wrestling, performing for WWE and winning multiple titles with the NWA. However, Severn also announced plans to retire from wrestling at the end of 2013.
Although he is retiring from MMA, Severn mad it clear in his announcement that he would remain an ambassador for the sport, as he would continue to teach and promote events.
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