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Chael Sonnen, the American Gangster, has retired as an active competitor in mixed martial arts.

Sonnen made the decision after being defeated via TKO by Lyoto Machida in New York this evening, placing his gloves on the canvas and announcing, “I’ve got one thing to say. I had a hell of a lot of fun. I’m walking out. I appreciate the memories and goodbye.”

He walks away at the age of 42, with a record of 31–17–1. He also walks away with an undeniable legacy.

Naturally, his revelation garnered plenty of attention, with a multitude of his fellow fighters offering him congratulations online.