Women’s MMA pioneer Julie Kedzie (16-13 MMA, 0-2 UFC) has decided to call it a career.
After two failed bids to earn a UFC win, Kedzie took to social media to announce her fighting days are now done – and that she was going to walk away regardless of her result at UFC Fight Night 33.
“Before walking out to my fight today, I had a long talk with my coach, and we decided that this would be my last MMA fight,” Kedzie wrote on Twitter. “I would have loved to have gone out on a win, but c’est la vie – don’t leave it to the judges. Heartbreak is a huge part of this sport.”“I really truly want to thank all of you for being a part of my journey as a fighter,” Kedzie wrote. “I will still be involved in MMA for the rest of my life, but now it’s time for me to accept that I can give more to the sport by stepping back and taking role in helping to develop other fighters
“From the bottom of my heart, thank you to the UFC, my team, and all of you who have made me achieve some amazing dreams.”