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UFC Bantamweight Nick Denis Retires

November 23, 2012 | Posted by Larry Csonka

- UFC Bantamweight Nick Denis has announced that he is retiring from MMA. Denis (11-3), a former PhD student in biochemistry at the University of Ottawa, noted concern with his brain’s health, particularly the potential damage caused by concussive and sub-concussive blows. Here is part of what he wrote about that…

“I would notice that when I got hit, it would affect me more and more. When I first started sparring I would run through punches unaffected. Not only that, but now training at Tristar, I am literally training with the worlds best. We are all training at the highest level, all for the same reasons. Could I fight in the UFC, against the best fighters in our solar system, literally trained killers, without sparring in training? Not really, so what was I to do? I have made the decision to retire.”

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