UFC heavyweight Allen Crowder is retiring from the sport of Mixed Martial Arts following memory problems. The 30-year old heavyweight from North Carolina went 1-2 inside the UFC.
Crowder revealed that the reason behind hanging his gloves is because of the way his last three fights have gone in the UFC. He made his UFC debut back in 2017 against Justin Willis at UFC 218 where he lost via KO in the first round. His next bout took earlier this year in January against former NFL star Greg Hardy, where the fight ended in a DQ and as a result, Crowder took the win. His last fight took place in July against Jairzinho Rozenstruik, where he lost via KO in the first round.
“Retiring, or quitting fighting whichever one you prefer. I am only 30 years old right now, my last three fights ended in concussions,” Allen Crowder told in a recent interview to BJPENN.com. “My business is going really well, and, the money is not where I had hoped it would be when I made it to the UFC so I made the decision for my health to stop now.”
He revealed that he has been suffering from memory loss which contributed to him retiring from the sport.
“Earlier on I could take punches and was fine. But, that last fight I got caught with a jab and my body shut down. From that moment I realized my body can’t take it anymore. Maybe I took too many shots to the head. From then on, I didn’t want to put my body through that. Then maybe something worse happens down the road,” he concluded. (H/T- BJPenn.com)