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Shane Roller announces retirement following UFC on FX 5 loss

Earlier today UFC lightweight Shane Roller revealed his recent outing against Jacob Volkman at UFC on FX 5 would be his last appearance inside the Octagon. Roller was taken down early in the fight forced to tap to a Rear-Naked Choke a little more than halfway through the bout’s opening round. Roller was critical of his performance on Twitter immediately after the loss, calling it the worst of his career, and has since decided his time as a professional fighter is over.

“Looks like I’m hanging up the gloves for good. It was fun, but time to move on. Sucks that it ended like that. Now starting the next chapter,” wrote Roller on Twitter. Roller was coming off a win over John Alessio in his previous pairing though the Volkmann loss was the fourth in his last five fights.

Roller retires at the age of 33 with a record of 11-7. All but four of his fights were with the UFC or WEC including success against the likes of Thiago Tavares, Anthony Njokuani, Danny Castillo, and Jamie Varner. Roller also had a successful amateur wrestling career in college, being named as an All-American wrestler at Oklahoma State University three times.

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC

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