ByJason Nawara, writer at
Jason Nawara

We've spent a long time with Manny Gamburyan. He first came to be known on TUF 5, making it to the finals but losing to Nate Diaz, then he emerged as a featherweight contender in the WEC, and now Manny Gamburyan called it a career at UFC Fight Night 100.

The 35-year-old Judoka and all-around good guy made the announcement in Brazil after he was TKOd by Johnny Eduardo in the second round.

Manny has been dealing with quite a few injuries in the last few years, and came from an era in which the current bantamweight had to fight up at lightweight and was a true pioneer in the sport. To think that he made his debut in 1999. Not many people were fighting then, so that speaks volumes of his old school character.

Gamburyan was a training partner of Ronda Rousey's in Glendale, and is the cousin of former welterweight contender Karo Parisyan, who famously got into it with Nate Diaz on TUF 5.

Manny has gone 4-5-1 since joining the UFC after the dissolving of the WEC, and has lost 2 of his last 5. It was time. Massive respect to Manny on a great career.


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