Bellator MMA and One FC veteran Ana Julaton has announced her retirement from both professional MMA and professional boxing.
It was Julaton who revealed the news via Instagram:
Earlier today, I spoke to my long time promoter/advisor Mr. Allan Tremblay who has been a father, a friend and mentor throughout my entire professional sports journey. I told him it was time for me to move on from fighting. After that very deep and emotional conversation, I spoke to Mr. Scott Coker next and thanked him for allowing me to be a part of @BellatorMMA. I'd like to thank Mr. @LouDibella and his Team @DibellaEnt for all their efforts to putting together a boxing match for me. I'd like to thank @HeatherTheHeat for sharing the cage with me and I wish her all the very best in her combat sports career both boxing and MMA. As a competitor inside the ring and cage, I'm confident in leaving combat sports fully knowing there are so many wonderful, passionate and hardworking women continuing to carry the torch as a guiding light for the bright future of our arena. For all who have been positive and continue to create a stage for all my sisters in the arts, all the organizations I have fought for...Thank you. I consider myself fortunate to have had my Orion Sports Management family giving me the global stage and opportunities I received to compete at the highest level of Boxing and MMA. So many memories flash through my mind as I write this. Moving forward to my next journey, I am officially retiring from professional fighting. Thank you everyone. I'm truly humbled and deeply honored for you all allowing me into your lives and hearts. I'm forever grateful. Sincerely, Ana "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something - your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life." - Steve Jobs
Julaton went winless during her two fight appearance in Bellator MMA, dropping bouts to the duo of Heather Hardy and Lisa Blaine. Julaton won two of four during her time in One FC, defeating both Aya Saber and Walaa Abbas Mohamed Kamaly. The now retired fighter hasn’t earned a victory in over three years, with the win over Kamaly coming in December of 2014.
The fighter also earned a 14-4-1 record while competing in pro boxing, winning such gold as the WBO Super Bantamweight World Title and the IBA Super Bantamweight World Title. Julaton’s last boxing match came nearly three years ago, which was a unanimous decision win over Yolanda Segura.
Now that Julaton has announced her retired, it would cancel a planned future boxing match between her and Heather Hardy.