Phillipe Nover, a finalist on the UFC Ultimate Fighter 8 and multi-fight UFC veteran has announced his retirement from professional MMA.
Nover, who retires with a record of 11-8-1, made the announcement via Instagram:
I want to thank the UFC, Dana White, and Sean Shelby for giving me a second chance at my dreams as fighter. I'm officially retiring from MMA. A big thanks to my teammates and coaches over the years, as well as my supportive family and friends. I'll be moving on to focus on many other things in my life. It was an amazing run and I'm glad I tried my best at it.
Nover has been a professional MMA fighter for over 13 years, fighting such top names as Ron Stallings, Efrain Escudero, Kyle Bradley, Robert Emerson, Marcin Held, Tony Martin, Yui Chul Nam, Renan Barao and Rick Glenn.
On the show, Nover was referred to as "the new Anderson Silva," but failed to live up to the hype of the moniker.
Nover last competed at UFC 208 in his home state of New York, where he suffered a unanimous decision loss to the aforementioned Rick Glenn.