Joseph Benavidez Retires from MMA

Perennial Flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez (28-8) has just announced his retirement from Mixed Martial Arts, further cemented by his request to leave the USADA testing pool.

Benavidez is coming off of three straight defeats, the first two of which being destructive finishes against Deiveson Figueiredo in his third and fourth chances at Flyweight gold. His most recent outing saw him drop a decision to the rising Askar Askarov.

Joey B has been a staple of the Flyweight division since its days in the WEC and its inception in the UFC. He has kept his name at the top of the division throughout his entire career, with legendary clashes opposite Demetrious Johnson and Dominick Cruz. He holds the record for most knockouts (five) and wins (fourteen) in the Flyweight division, making himself a true fan favorite across his storied career.

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