Luka Jelcic, a one time Bellator MMA fighter who last competed at Bellator 190 in December of 2017, has announced his retirement from the sport.
A now retired Jelcic would make the announcement via Instagram:
Time to call it a day. I’ve worked hard and done more then I ever imagined I would. The truth isn’t what I want it to be but it is what it is and the only thing I can do is to accept it. The reason I started fighting again was because of you Ivana, none of this would be possible without you and you are the sole reason for everything I’ve achieved, we’ve achieved. You were unbelievable every step of the way. Thank you. My family, friends, coaches, teammates, sponsors and everyone that supported me, thank you. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀Vrijeme da i ovom dode kraj. Radio sam naporno i napravio više nego što sam ikad zamislio da budem. Istina nije ono što želim da bude ali je takva kakva je i jedino što mogu je prihvatiti ju. Razlog zašto sam se počeo opet boriti je zbog tebe Ivana, ništa od ovoga nebi bilo moguće bez tebe i ti si sam razlog za sve što sam ostvario, smo ostvarili. Bila si nevjerojatna svaki korak ovog puta. Hvala ti. Mojoj obitelji, prijateljima, trenerima, timskim kolegama, sponzorima i svima koji su me podržavali, hvala vam.
Jelcic went 10-3-0 as a professional MMA fighter, with his most notable fight being a first round TKO loss to Brandon Girtz at Bellator 190. Jelcic was scheduled to fight Luca Vitali at Bellator 211 earlier this month, but an injury knocked the fighter off the card.