ByElias Cepeda, writer at
Elias Cepeda

UFC strawweight Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger announced her retirement from MMA competition, Thursday, in an Instagram post. “Family, friends and fans, first of all I want to say thank you so much for all the love and support,” she wrote.

“It's something I can see and have felt throughout out my career and I'm very thankful for it all. I have been doing what I love for almost 9 years now and I can promise you I gave it everything I had. Tonight I'm so excited to announce my retirement from fighting. I'm ready for what's next. I'm ready to be with my wife and kids, to be the best wife and most of all to be the best step mom to our girls. Kennedy and Ellie I love you both so much.“

Last Sunday, Jones-Lybarger lost via submission to Nina Ansaroff at UFC Fight Night 103 at home in Phoenix. The defeat was her third straight.

The 31-year-old entered the UFC in 2015 on a four fight win streak and as the RFA strawweight champion. Before starting her pro career in 2012, Jones-Lybarger fought six times as an amateur.

We wish Jocelyn all the best in the next stage of her life. Thanks for the action, champ.


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