UFC fighter Paul Taylor has officially announced his retirement. After being inactive for almost 32 months, Taylor was scheduled to face Anthony Njokuani at UFC Fight Night 30. Unfortunately, a last minute injury sidelined Taylor, and he was replaced by Al Iaquinta. This was the third time that the UFC had attempted to pair Taylor and Njokuani.
After almost three years without a bout, it would seem that competitive MMA is no longer a viable source of income for the injured fighter.
Taylor first debuted in the promotion in 2007, defeating Edilberto de Oliveira at UFC 70.
His last bout occurred at UFC 126 in 2011, where he knocked out Gabe Ruediger with a head kick.
Taylor will retire with an 11-6 record, and a 4-5 record in the UFC. In total, he received three separate “Fight of the Night” bonuses over the course of his career.
The fighter has yet to release a statement.