If Max Holloway's TKO victory was the big news of the night in Saskatoon, then Frankie Perez's decision to retire at the age of 26 comes a close second. Perez is certainly not a marquee name in the UFC but nonetheless his striking looked very impressive during his KO victory over Sam Stout last night.
That kind of victory would usually result in a post fight interview in which the victor proudly boasts that he is on the way up and he's gunning for the division's big names. However, the lightweight fighter decided to on a slightly different tactic this time around.
He announced his retirement from the UFC.
Although he didn't initially give precise reasons for his decision he later explained that while he still loves the sport he was looking forward to a change of surroundings.
I’m going to travel the world and live my life the way I want to live my life. That’s it. Nothing can stop me from being happy. I’m happy where I’m at now and I’m just ready for the next chapter. I’m ready for new things in life.
All in all, not a bad way to go out.