So much for “soon.”
Longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) veteran Evangelista Santos is retiring from combat sports after recovering from a fractured skull (see it) suffered in his technical knockout loss to Michael Page at the Bellator 158 event last year in London, England.
“Cyborg” — not to be confused with his ex-wife with the same moniker — is concerned about his longterm health and will instead focus his efforts on his family.
“I’m feeling really well, never felt anything (after the surgery), but I don’t think I will fight again,” Santos told MMA Fighting. “I don’t want to risk getting an aftereffect for the rest of my life and don’t be able to pass on my knowledge, and give work to my family.”
Santos, 39, finishes 21-18.
The move is long overdue, as the Brazilian has been knocked out a staggering 12 times in 18 losses. In addition to his work for Bellator, Santos made hay while the sun shined in Strikeforce and PRIDE FC.
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