Light Heavyweight fighter Marc Vlieger has announced his retirement from MMA.
The former IT’S SHOWTIME, Fight Nights Global and EFC Worldwide combatant made the announcement today via his Facebook Fan Page.
According to 32-year-old Vlieger (3-2 MMA, 0-1 EFC), who made his professional mixed martial arts debut in March 2010 and began his career with two consecutive wins. He mad his EFC debut at EFC 42 in August 2015, losing to Tumelo Maphutha by TKO, a recent conversation with his agent helped make the decision.
“THIS IS MY OFFICIAL RETIREMENT, Thank you to the EFC, Cairo Howarth and Graeme Cartmell for giving me the chance to fight for the organization. I’ve had a great time, but feel it’s time to focus on my family and other career interests. I want to help further MMA in Belgium and I will continue to contribute much to the growth of our sport outside of the Octagon here in Belgium. And I want to thank my long-time agent, my friend, Gökhan Yildizli and his agency Duello Sports Management, for the strong guidance and support they have offered my entire career. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT. OSU!"
Following this statement, Vlieger said he'll continue teaching martial arts and focus more on business and helping others expand their martial arts businesses into the future.
We wish him good luck!