UFC Ultimate Fighter 22 alumni and UFC veteran Martin Svensson has announced his retirement from MMA competition. He retires with a record of 15-6-0.
Svensson made the announcement on his Facebook page:
Here is the English translation (provided by Facebook):
"Now I've decided to stop competing in MMA. I've had eight good years in sport, and I'm very happy with these eight years. These days can't take the body of that head wish and it feels like a balanced decision to stop on my own terms. I'll be put to practice but the focus will be on bjj and grappling."
Svensson made it to the quarterfinals of the UFC Ultimate Fighter 22, before losing to Thanh Le by second round submission. Svensson would fight once more under the UFC banner, dropping a fight to David Teymur by TKO at UFC Fight Night 84.
Svensson came up short in his two title fights in his career, those fights were for the Cage Warriors Featherweight Title and the Vision Fighting Championship Featherweight Title. Svensson’s last fight as a pro came at Cage Warriors 79 in October of 2016, defeating Scott Clist by second round submission.