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Italian middleweight retires after tough loss at UFC Paris: “Right time to stop”



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UFC veteran Alessio Di Chirico lands a heavy head kick. Photo: Viaplay

Middleweight veteran Alessio Di Chirico has retired from MMA after losing to Roman Kopylov at UFC Paris on Saturday.

The Italian fighter made the announcement on his Twitter page on Tuesday.

“I wrote this message hundreds of times, hot blooded, cold blooded, alone, after talking about it with the people I love and every version got me crying. This is a message to all my fans: you’ve been crazy last night in Paris. I really felt your presence in the octagon,” Alessio Di Chirico wrote.

“I can’t think about how hard the people who really love me suffered for me and with me throughout my career, I’m sorry for every one who just cared about me even if we don’t know each other, I’m so grateful. I think it’s time to move to another chapter in my life. “I know that’s not coming back from there, I know I will miss it so badly. I know it’s the right time to stop,” Di Chirico posted.

Read the full statement in the Twitter post below!

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Alessio Di Chirico made his UFC debut in 2016

Alessio Di Chirico made his promotional debut in 2016 with a unanimous decision loss against Bojan Velickovic. He fought eleven times in the UFC, with four wins and seven defeats.

All in all, the Italian retired with a professional MMA record of 13-7.

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