The legendary MMA career of Alberto del Rio is seemingly over.
Del Rio has famously fought Mirko Cro Cop and Tito Ortiz, losing both fights, and now he's walking away from MMA.
Speaking on Bodyslam's The Push, del Rio confirmed he's done fighting and wants to focus on wrestling.
"No, I'm not fighting again. I did that last time with Tito Ortiz because I was working for that company and I want to put that company up there and I knew that by fighting, me going back to MMA, would bring sponsors and investors. It happened. Unfortunately, COVID came and destroyed our asses and we couldn't continue doing business. Then, that company doesn't pay me part of the fighting money. I had to seek legal help to get the money that is mine. I don't steal money. I don't try to get something that I didn't earn. I have no intentions of fighting again. Pro wrestling is my passion," he said.
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Del Rio finishes his career with a 9-6 record. He last fought on December 7, 2019, losing to Tito Ortiz by first round submission at Combate Americas 51.
He is scheduled to face Andrade El Idolo on July 31.