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Gilbert Yvel hangs up his gloves after sixteen-year career

Gilbert Yvel hangs up his gloves after sixteen-year career

Love him or hate him, heavyweight Gilbert Yvel went to war more times than not inside the cage and entertained whether in victory or defeat. Now, after a sixteen year run in MMA, the 36-year old Dutchman has decided to call it quits and focus on a future in coaching.

Yvel, who came out triumphant in his last two tilts, revealed his retirement in an interview with German outlet GnP.

“The Hurricane” had a career littered with controversy including a notorious incident where he attacked a referee. When in control, Yvel compiled an overall mark of 38-16-1 including an impressive 38 finishes (32 knockouts, six submissions). Among his most impressive victories are those over Valentijn Overeem, Semmy Schilt, Houston Alexander, and Cheick Kongo.

FRONT PAGE PHOTO CREDIT: MMAWeekly

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