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Charles McCarthy hangs up the gloves

“Chainsaw” Charles McCarthy’s loss to Michael Bisping at UFC 83 last Saturday will prove to be his last, as the American Top Team trainer has decided to retire from active MMA competition.

McCarthy released a statement on Thursday, which is available on, that signals an end to his fighting career.

“I would like to announce my formal retirement from Mixed Martial Arts competition,” McCarthy said in his prepared statement. “I have achieved many of the goals I set out to accomplish in this sport and found others just out of reach. It is now time for me to lay down my gloves and rededicate my attention towards my business, my fighters, my family and my team.

“The successes I have found in my career are due in large part to all the great people who have helped me along the way. Being involved with the true champions at American Top Team has guided me to become a better father, husband, teacher and friend. Without the great generosity of ATT my life would have had a void. I hope that everyone reading (this) can one day feel the love of a great family as I have.”

Best of luck to McCarthy in his future endeavors and continued success with his school.

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