On his own personal website, MMA Legend Dan “The Beast” Severn wrote that he’s effectively retired from MMA competition. “The No. 1 goal that I set for myself in 2012 was to be finished with my mixed martial arts competition career. I was attempting to do my own self-directed retirement tour in the last couple of years reaching out to only three people – Mark Coleman, Ken Shamrock and Royce Gracie. It seems as though these matches will not take place for whatever reasons, and my life now goes on to the next chapter…It has been difficult to juggle so many different parts of my career. Father Time is telling me it is time to let go.” It’s quite amazing that the man was still fighting at a competitive level into his 50s. After 127 (101-19-7) pro MMA fights over more than 17 years, UFC Hall of Famer deserves a round of applause and to go out with his head held high. If you never got to see Severn in his prime, you missed out. The man was a beast, no pun intended.
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