UFC Strawweight Announces Retirement


Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger, a UFC veteran who has fought three times in the promotion, has announced her retirement from the sport. She retires with a record of 6-4-0.

Jones-Lybarger posted the following on her Instagram:

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“Family, friends and fans, first of all I want to say thank you so much for all the love and support. It's something I can see and have felt throughout out my career and I'm very thankful for it all. I have been doing what I love for almost 9 years now and I can promise you I gave it everything I had. Tonight I'm so excited to announce my retirement from fighting. I'm ready for what's next. I'm ready to be with my wife and kids, to be the best wife and most of all to be the best step mom to our girls. Kennedy and Ellie I love you both so much. I want to thank my coach John Crouch for always supporting me in and out of the cage. Thank you coach Eddie, Wil and Jarret! Thank you Mike Dolce for always being on my team. I owe everything to my brothers and sisters at the MMA LAB thank you.”

Jones-Lybarger fought three times under the UFC banner, going 0-3-0, with those losses coming to Tecia Torres, Randa Markos and Nina Ansaroff. She's is also a former Resurrection Fighting Alliance Women’s Strawweight Champion, defeating Zoila Frausto to win the championship in 2015, she would give up the belt after signing with the UFC a short time later.

Jones-Lybarger last competed at UFC Fight Night 103, where she suffered a third round submission defeat to Nina Ansaroff.

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