Matt Wiman has announced his retirement following a slam knockout loss to Jordan Leavitt. Wiman provided MMA Fighting with a statement on Thursday, stating that he decided to retire after his loss last week.
“I decided to retire shortly after the bout,” said Wiman in his statement. This mind and body did everything it set out to do and more. Super pleased and grateful.”
News broke earlier in the week that Wiman was no longer under contract with the UFC. He clarified in his statement that the plan was to fight out of his contact, and Saturday was the last fight in his agreement.
Wiman had a quick loss last week, being stopped within a minute due to a slam knockout. The fight was his 22nd in his UFC run.
Wiman made his UFC debut 2006, losing a fight to Spencer Fisher. Wiman continued his UFC career, competing on season six of “The Ultimate Fighter” before heading back to the main UFC roster.
Wiman’s best UFC run was from 2007 to 2008, where he put together four consecutive victories, three coming via stoppage.