Three-time Olympian, UFC lightweight Mark Madsen retires from MMA

Decorated wrestler and UFC veteran Mark Madsen has decided to call it a career.

Madsen (12-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC), 39, told Danish news outlet Ekstra Bladet that he has decided to retire from MMA.

Madsen, a three-time Olympian, earned a silver medal in Greco-Roman wrestling in 2016. He amassed an 8-0 professional record in MMA before signing with the UFC in 2019.

Madsen won his first four UFC fights over Danilo Belluardo, Austin Hubbard, Clay Guida, and Vinc Pichel, before getting stopped in his past two. After suffering his first-career loss to Grant Dawson in November 2022, Madsen dropped a first-round TKO to Jared Gordon this past November at UFC 295.

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie