Ricardo Lamas made the official retirement announcement on the MMA Junkie Radio show on Monday. Lamas finished his career with an impressive 20-8 record. The Chicago native said on the MMA Junkie Radio show that he has been thinking of retirement for more than 3 years…
“Since my fight with Jason Knight, which was a few years back, I’ve kind of been contemplating. I remember before that fight I told my wife, I was like, ‘If I have a good performance in this fight, I might just call it a career.’ But the thing with this sport is you have a good performance, and you have a win, and then you want another one. And then it becomes like an addiction and you just keep chasing those victories.”
Ricardo Lamas on MMA Junkie Radio
Lamas last fought in the octagon just a couple weeks ago at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Rakić and beat UFC newcomer Bill Algeo via unanimous decision. Ricardo leaves behind a lengthy MMA career spanning over 12 years. With notable over Charles Oliveira, Cub Swanson, and Darren Elkins, Lamas leaves the sport as a fighter who left everything in the octagon.