Five UFC legends who can retire this year

Every year fans of MMA the retirement for some legendary fighters. But some of them are spending too much time in the sport, causing fans to beg them to hang up the gloves. In 2019 about retirement, said celebrities such as Kay Velasquez, Alexander Gustafsson, Ben Askren and Jimi Manuwa. There is no doubt that in 2020, the other equally famous fighters to join them.

Sport.ua is the five legendary UFC fighters, whose gloves for the next eleven months may be on the nail.

Anderson Silva

One of the best fighters of all time, he held the title of UFC Middleweight champion since October 2006 to July 2013. Many think he is the strongest fighter in MMA history.

After 6.5 years, after his removal from the throne by Chris Weidman, “the Spider” frustrating their fans, continuing to go in the cage. Despite the fact that Silva is in the top 15 divisional ranking the UFC, he won nearly three years since the victory on points over Derek Brunson in a very close battle. And officially, this is the only win for the Brazilian since the loss of the title in 2013.

Silva, 44 years old, and he has long passed its peak. He believes that there is still left the fire at least for one fight. Perhaps this fight and should be a farewell for the Brazilian legend.

Daniel Cormier

Despite the fact that Cormier lost the heavy weight title, being knocked out by Stipe Miocici, he’s still a top fighter and will probably be considered the favourite at the bookies in the battle against 90% of the roster in the UFC light heavyweight and Cruiserweight divisions.

Fighter-Olympian has always stated that he would like to retire from the sport until the moment he turns 40. This anniversary he noted in March 2019, but DC wished to stay in the sport for one profitable megafit against Brock Lesnar, but when it became clear that it’s not gonna happen, Daniel decided to give a rematch Miocic.

Everything goes to the fact that Cormier and Miocic will hold a third fight this year. And regardless, Cormier win or lose, the likelihood that he retires immediately afterwards is very high.

Robbie Lawler

Lawler is one of the most popular fighters in the UFC in recent years. During his championship reign in the Welterweight division he spent insane fights against Johny Hendricks, Rory MacDonald and Carlos Condit. These battles inscribed in Golden letters in the history of the UFC.

Lawler is now 37 years old, and, apparently, we are witnessing the end of his career. “Ruthless” did not raise his hand from the moment of victory against Donald serron in July 2017. In his extreme battle we couldn’t see the furious Lawler, who was expecting to see. Almost helpless Robbie was one-sidedly beaten Colby Covington.

Most likely, all this is due to the fact that Lawler too much damage received in its nearly 20-year career, and therefore, in 2020 it would a smart move to retire.

Chris Weidman

It seems only yesterday that Weidman knocked out Anderson Silva and put an end to the longest-running reign in the UFC, but the best days of Chris left behind long ago. Since a crushing loss to Luke Rokhold in 2015 and the loss of the UFC title in the Middleweight Weidman has faced difficult times. After the failures of “All-American” has won only once.

Weidman was bit four times in his last five fights, every time you KO or TKO. While still a native of new York city is constantly faced with the injury, hence his low activity.

The last time we saw Weidman in, he fought with Dominic Reyes in his debut match in the light heavyweight division. And Reyes knocked him out in less than two minutes. Perhaps, the transition to light heavy a few years ago was able to restart his career, but now it’s too late.

If Weidman will lose his next fight, then he will have reason to stay in this sport. Even if he wins, he should think about retirement, at least for the sake of his health.

Andrey Orlovsky

The ex-champion of UFC in heavy weight Orlov seems close to retirement. In 2016-2017, he lost five fights in a row and now he has won only once in his last six fights.

Orlovsky was repeatedly written off, many fans urged him to hang up the gloves after the beginning of the last decade, his career went into decline and no one expected that he would be back in the UFC, not to mention the fact that in 2016 it will be a step away from a title shot after a stunning series of victories.

In his 40 years “the Pitbull” still hits hard, but the speed that once made him a truly dangerous heavyweight, fell, and his chin easily break through the hard drums. Orlovsky’s first appearance in the octagon in 2020 could be the last of his fighting career.

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