MMA Pioneer Dan Severn Officially Retires

MMA Pioneer Dan Severn Officially Retires


Well, it’s over. Another epic career done, another legend retires and another chapter in MMA finally comes to a close.

Finishing his career with the second most wins and fights in MMA history next to Travis Fulton (Look that guy up!), Dan Severn exits the sport with a crazy record of 101-19-7. The former two-time All-American wrestler at Arizona State University will be forever remembered for his epic battle with Royce Gracie at UFC 4, his rebound win at UFC 5, his huge suplexes, his gorilla like physique and his trademark mustache.

Recently making the announcement via his official website, “The Beast” had the following to say:

“Father time is telling me it’s time to let go. I have learned over time that the only constant factor is change. It will happen, and there is nothing we can do to stop it, so smile, hold on, and embrace it for all that it has to offer and hopefully you too will have the ride of your life! Happy New Year!”

Severn added that he had been trying to setup rematches with former fight legends Royce Gracie, Ken Shamrock and Mark Coleman, but had no luck in doing so.

He also stated that he will continue his professional wrestling career through 2013 and then finally put his body to rest, but will continue on with his appearances, seminars and participation in Law Enforcement.

  • Brian Cox

    Officially? As in for real, this is not joke. I can't believe it. He's only 54.

    • grapplure

      gsp said he will wait till anderson's 44th bday to fight

      • Brian Cox

        @ One more stupid post

        I guess you fail to appreciate that as Anderson ages, so does GSP. Their age difference is as relevant today, as it would be five years from now.

        Think boy. Think.

  • Akordas

    Yeah can't believed that being that young in his prime he just got quit.
    Man this guy is insane. 54 years with that big record.

    • grapplure

      thats alot of fights!! best wishes to dan

  • UnderdogGreatness

    Thanks for introducing Lay & Pray to the MMA world, Dan Severn, you'll be missed dearly.

    P.S. you should get numerous thank you cards from every Lay & Pray artists out there.

    • Akordas

      Oh I guess you are doing better in you mma career… No wait you record is 0-0 so shut up!!! You have nothing to say. Next time post your record when you will be 54 year old.

  • dropkickmurphy

    I am completely shocked…I thought he was dead.

  • Krogan

    When I saw the picture I immediately thought he had died.

  • enjoylife321

    Dan Severn makes randy Couture look like a pussy for retiring too early.

    • Brian Cox

      @ Enjoy

      I didn't 'know Dan was fighting the likes of Lyoto Machida et. al. in his final days.

      Couture a pussy…please.

      • D

        I'm pretty sure that comment was not meant to be taken seriously.

        Enjoy life…please

        • Akordas

          Yeah Couture is not a pussy, every mma fighter got bigger balls when us guys, but Savern got the biggest balls

  • Cpt. Paranoid

    And you fan boys here call GSP and The Spider GOATs. They're not, far from it. The fighters today, don't have the same heart, or balls, as These Old School Fighters. Randy Couture and Fedor Emelianenko, Dan Henderson represent The Last of The Beasts to compete on the big stage. But if you are lucky you may catch one of these Creatures of Violence on some smaller stage. Remember to pay your respect if you're that lucky. It's not often you get to see real fighters now a days. Thank You Dan Severn, you are an inspiration.

  • saulgood

    He may have retired, but his mustache is still going strong.

    • dropkickmurphy

      His moustache has three more fights left on it's cotract..But Dan is retired.