Dhiego Lima Announces MMA Retirement

11-fight UFC vet Dhiego Lima recently announced that his MMA career has come to an end.

Lima, 32, revealed his plan to retire in a recent social media post.

“My timing and God’s timing is completely different, I feel like I’m in my prime but he has bigger and better plans for my life,” said Lima via Instagram. “I know when God speaks to me and he was clear that my fighting days are over.”

Lima is exiting the sport with a pro record of 15 wins and nine losses.

He first joined the UFC roster in 2014 after competing on Season 19 of “The Ultimate Fighter.” His first run with the promotion came to a close after attaining one win through four fights.

Lima re-joined the promotion in 2017 after another appearance on “TUF.” He had a much longer stint in the UFC a second time around, putting together three wins and four losses.

Lima’s last fight was a stoppage loss to Matt Brown last year.

It was previously reported that Lima was expected to meet Miguel Baeza at UFC’s April 16th show. It is unknown whether he will fulfill that fight before officially calling it quits.

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