Shane Roller Retires From MMA

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Bruce Kluckhohn-US Presswire

UFC lightweight fighter Shane Roller apparently decides to call it quits in his mixed martial arts career.  Roller is coming off a tough submission loss to Jacob Volkman.  Roller went 2-6 when he competed inside the UFC, and it appears the Oklahoma native has had enough of the sport.

Here is Shane Roller via Twitter earlier this week: Looks like I’m hanging up the gloves for good. It was fun, but time to move on. Sux that it ended like that. Now startn the next chapter!!

Roller had an impressive UFC debut against Thiago Tavares when he KO’d him inside the first round.  It seemed like Roller was ready to make a statement in the lightweight division, but he would go downhill from there.  He would lose three straight against some top competition, but would rattle back with a unanimous decision against John Alessio.

It appears like the Volkman loss was the final straw for Roller as he looks to move on with the next chapter in his life.  Wherever he goes from here, Roller was exciting to watch and always tried to bring the fight to his opponents.  He will make a great wrestling coach if he decides to continue to be involved with the sport of MMA.

Hopefully he will continue to help the guys out at Team Takedown because his wrestling is high caliber and he always makes for a good training partner.  He could still help out guys like Johny Hendricks, who is coming off a great win over Josh Koscheck.