Four fight UFC veteran Mark Godbeer has announced his retirement as a professional MMA fighting, ending a nine-plus year career with a record of 13-4-0.
It was through Facebook that Godbeer made the announcement:
Godbeer won two of four under the UFC banner, defeating the duo of Daniel Spitz and Walt Harris, while suffering defeats to the duo of Justin Ledet and Dmitriy Sosnovskiy. Godbeer also competed once in Bellator MMA, suffering a second round TKO loss to UFC veteran Cheick Kongo at Bellator 102. Godbeer was also a longtime veteran of the UK-based BAMMA promotion, winning all four bouts he competed at in the organization.
A now retired Godbeer was known for his finishing abilities, with only one of the fighters seventeen professional MMA bouts going the distance. Godbeer didn't give a reason for retiring, but the UFC veteran also wasn't booked for a fight at the time the gloves were hung up. The fighter also stated that he is moving onto the next journey in life, but didn't mention what that journey is going to be.
The UFC veteran was last seen in action at UFC Fight Night London, suffering a second round submission loss to the aforementioned Sosnovskiy.