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UFC’s Reza Madadi wants retirement fight in Stockholm

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Iranian-Swedish lightweight Reza Madadi plans on stepping inside the cage one more time, and wants his final dance to take place on the upcoming UFC card in Stockholm, Sweden.

Reza Madadi recently got dominated by Joseph Duffy, and now would like to call it quits after one last dance inside the cage.

The UFC lightweight was defeated by “Irish” by lopsided unanimous decision in the featured preliminary bout of UFC Fight Night 107 in London, England last weekend. After seeing multiple retirement bouts take place in the past few months, Madadi would like a spot on the upcoming UFC event in Stockholm, Sweden in what would be the final fight of his mixed martial arts career. Madadi was born in Iran but trains in Stockholm, where he was naturalized.

“As all of you know we are not getting younger for every day that goes by. I have been in this sport for more than 10 years and have been lucky to compete against the best fighters in the world,” Madadi wrote in an Instagram post. “Every good story has an end and I have a wish; that is to fight my last fight and 20th MMA fight at UFC Sweden, in my hometown Stockholm and in front of my home crowd. May 28th, beautiful weather in Sweden, sold out arena, who is up for a battle?”

What an experience, so many feelings it is hard to put in writing. Firstly I want to thank my opponent Joe Duffy @duffymma , not only an amazing fighter but also a real sportsman and gentleman. Our sport needs more fighters like him. I would also like to thank my team at @allstars_gym and No 18 gym, all my trainingpartners, my sponsors my corner coaches @selmanberisha , @davidbielkheden, Andreas Michael, @boris.kuzmic @masseewald and of course my amazing family. They are all part of the team and the reason I can compete in the best league in the world called @ufc. As all of you know we are not getting younger for every day that goes by . I have been in this sport for more than 10 years and have been lucky to compete against the best fighters in the world. Every good story has an end and I have a wish ; that is to fight my last fight and 20th MMA fight at @ufc Sweden, in my hometown Stockholm and in front of my home crowd. May 28th, beautiful weather in Sweden, sold out arena, who is up for a battle?

A post shared by Reza Madadi (@rezamaddog) on Mar 20, 2017 at 11:46am PDT

UFC Fight Night 109 takes place live from Ericsson Globe on May 28. In the main event, Madadi’s teammate, light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson, faces Glover Teixeira.

Madadi (14-5) is 1-2 since returning to the UFC’s Octagon in October 2015. In his first fight in over two years and since serving an 18-month jail sentence for burglary, “Mad Dog” dropped a decision loss against Norman Parke. In his next bout, he finished Yan Cabral in the third round of their UFC Fight Night 87 bout last May.


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