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Ryan Ford retiring from MMA

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benjaminbrandt
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06.09.2015 | 5:32 PM ET


From his Instagram:

realdeal780I Would Like To Thank All Of My MMA & Real Deal Fans For Their Continued Support Over The Years.

My Family, Team And I Have Made The Hard Decision To Take A Step Back From MMA Due To A Serious Injury That Effects My Training & Performance In Toughest Sport In The World.

With That Being Said I've Decided To Pursue The Sport I Grew Up With And Got Me Started In MMA.....BOXING.

I'm Going To Take A Serious Run , Bring Some Hype & Dedicate My Life Like I Did With MMA To The Sport Of Boxing And Climb The Ranks To Become A Champion.

I Would Like To Thank Darren Owen , Ray Sefo And All The Staff With WSOF For Their Understanding & Support During My Time With Them. It Was A Pleasure Fighting For A 1st Class Organization.

Stay Tuned For The Official Announcement This Week When I Will Be Stepping In The Ring And Knocking Someone Out With My Hands!

Sincerely Ryan "The Real Deal" Ford

*******

Best of luck to him, hopefully we will see him on some televised cards.  

* Edited at 06.09.2015, 5:34 PM ET *

"I have not yet begun to defile myself. "

"The Real Deal" Ryan Ford

Fighter Details

  • Name: Ryan Ford
  • MMA Record: 22-5-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: The Real Deal
  • Current Streak: 1 Loss
  • Age: 36 | Date of Birth: 1982.03.08
  • Last Fight: October 11, 2014 in WSOF
  • Weight Class: Welterweight | Last Weigh-In: 170.4 lbs
  • Affiliation: Hayabusa Training Centre
  • Height: 5'11" (181cm) | Reach: 72.0" (183cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $0 USD
  • Born: Alberta, Canada
  • Fighting out of: Edmonton, Alberta
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unbeknownst
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06.09.2015 | 8:36 PM ET

Hopefully he changes his nickname in boxing. There is only one "The Real Deal" in that world.

"I wanted to meet interesting and stimulating people of an ancient culture, and kill them."

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06.09.2015 | 9:22 PM ET

Hopefully he changes it to 'Iron' or 'Sugar'. 

* Edited at 06.09.2015, 9:23 PM ET *

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