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Mayorga: No More MMA, I'm Going Back To Boxing

By Pablo Fletes, notifight.com

Former two-division world champion Ricardo "El Matador" Mayorga has had enough of Mixed Martial Arts. Last Saturday night, Mayorga (0-3-1 in Mixed Martial Arts) was submitted in two rounds by Sergio "Checo" Ortiz (2-1) in a Mixed Martial Arts encounter. It was a rematch, the first time around Mayorga lost a three round split decision in San Jose, Costa Rica on October 13.

Saturday's fight was Mayorga's fourth Mixed Martial Arts battle. And the second time he was made to submit in MMA, and his third straight loss in MMA.

Mayorga's first MMA clash was eventually ruled a no-contest after the Nicaraguan boxer landed an illegal blow on the opponent. On July 28th, Mayorga only lasted a 1:40 of the first round when he was choked out by Rene "Level" Martinez (5-0-1) in Managua.

Mayorga (29-8-2, 23KOs), 40-years-old, is now planning to return to boxing. Mayorga has been away from the ring since a twelfth round TKO loss to Miguel Cotto in March of 2011.

"I'm leaving Mixed Martial Arts and returning to boxing. I want thank everyone who supported me [with MMA], the referees, and the Federation of Mixed Martial Arts. I will return to my sport, boxing, and I will win a fourth world title," Mayorga said.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Trudoe the.. on 12-18-2013

Ol' Smokey is comin back!! [IMG]http://myboxing.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/Ricardo-Mayorga-G-Manifesto-Hall-of-Fame-Member-264x300.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by billeau2 on 12-18-2013

yay!!! welcome back Welcome back el matadore!! We love you man...I would actualy pay money to see Mayorga twist up whats left of Bronner. Gatekeeper? yes. But a heck of an exciting keeper of the gate indeed!

Comment by Tobi.G on 12-18-2013

Wise decision Mayorga! Now he can unify the belts at 147 and 154 and be the greatest fighter of all time already!! Mayorga aint nothing to **** wit!

Comment by drakknoir on 12-17-2013

[QUOTE=TwistedChimp;14046908]Ah no! That looks bad for boxing. MMA fools gonna say, see a boxer couldn't make in in MMA and had to turn back to boxing. Thanks Mayorga. Sets a bad example.[/QUOTE] maybe but if anyone in MMA could make…

Comment by drakknoir on 12-17-2013

He would certainly test some fighters. last i heard he got pretty big out of the ring, what weight u think he might return at?

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