Heavyweight Frank Mir may be one of the best grapplers in the division but his chin is shot. He’s on a three-fight slide including knockouts to Junior dos Santos and Josh Barnett, and hasn’t shown the ability to absorb damage in some time. He also leans on TRT as a crutch and that in itself is reason to reconsider retirement when the results aren’t there.
Every Mixed Martial Artist enters the cage with an understanding that the effort could mark his/her final effort based on the dangers involved. However, there are also certain competitors who need to consider a career beyond fighting based on age coupled with recent production. The following list features five such individuals who have delivered high doses of entertainment over the past decade but should seriously give retirement a thought after another outing or two in 2014… (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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