It has been over two years since Patrick Cummins defeated Gian Villante by split decision at UFC On Fox 25, but it turns out that the win by Cummins would be the final one of his professional MMA career.
That's because Cummins would take to Instagram to announce his retirement from professional MMA competition:
I’ve given the idea of retirement a lot of careful consideration over the past 6 months. Today is the day that I officially say goodbye to my 20+ year long career as an athlete. It’s not an easy decision to make especially when a competitive life is all I’ve ever known. I’m not quite sure what the next chapter will be titled, but I know one thing for certain. I won’t spend any more time involved in something that my heart isn’t 100% into. I spent over year in the UFC where that was the case but I wasn’t completely aware of it. Turns out that’s probably one of the hardest places to go through the motions. Live and learn. I want to thank my friends, family, loved ones, coaches, sponsors and training partners who’ve had a hand in shaping me over the years. You all know who you are and I love you. One group of people I’ve left out is my fans. I’ve been able to do extraordinary things with your moral support. In good times and especially bad, many of you have reached out with motivation or praise over the years that I could never understand. For that, I thank you all from the bottom of my heart. I don’t think anyone can look back at their career and be completely satisfied with it, but one thing I wouldn’t change for anything is the unique group of amazing fans I’ve managed to curate. I love you all too. Thank you!! Cheers -- Last but not least all the photos and videos here are from the best in the business and my dear friends since day one. The lovely @allelbows and handsomely mustached @e_casey_leydon Link to the rest of the video is in the bio
Cummins picked up a 10-7-0 record as a professional MMA fighter, with notable wins coming over Kyle Kingsbury, Antonio Carlos Jr., Rafael Cavalcante and Jan Blachowicz. Cummins also ends his professional MMA career on a three fight losing skid, dropping bouts to the trio of Corey Anderson, Misha Cirkunov and Ed Herman. Cummins last competed at UFC Fight Night Rochester, suffering a first round TKO loss to the aforementioned Herman.