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One of MMA’s most game competitors has officially called it a career.

Josh Burkmanannounced his retirement on Friday night after losing a highly competitive matchup to William Macario at LFA 66. The bout was contested in West Valley City, Utah, a suburb of Burkman’s hometown of Salt Lake City.

A tough out every time he stepped into the cage, Burkman finishes with a career record of 28-18. The 39-year-old Burkman began his career in 2003, and his notable victories include Gerald Harris, Jon Fitch, and  K.J. Noons.

You can see highlights of Burkman’s evening at LFA 66, including the emotional moment in which he laid down the gloves in the cage following his retirement announcement, in the Twitter clips below.

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