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Nordine Taleb says next UFC bout will be retirement fight

It appears Nordine Taleb will soon hang up his gloves.

The 38-year-old UFC welterweight announced Tuesday on Twitter that he is retiring after his next fight. Taleb (15-7 MMA, 7-5 UFC) is not currently booked, but he recently competed in September where he suffered a first-round knockout to Muslim Salikhov.

Taleb has been fighting professionally since 2007. The Frenchman holds notable wins over Pete Sell, Li Jingliang, Erick Silva, and Danny Roberts. Taleb, who also competed under the Bellator banner, has been in the UFC since 2014.

Below is Taleb’s announcement:

Hi everyone, after thinking for a while about it, I took the decision that my next UFC fight will be my retirement fight. It was a hell of a ride and I’m very grateful for it! See you soon for the last ride.

Charles Oliveira responds to Dustin Poirier’s UFC 257 post-fight praise: ‘Let’s do it’

nt" Unlike some of his lightweight contender counterparts, Charles Oliveira stayed respectful following the conclusion of UFC 257. Oliveira (30-8 MMA, 18-8 UFC), who currently rides an eight-fight winning streak, wasted no time congratulating Dustin Poirier (27-6 MMA, 20-6 UFC) for his main event victory over Conor McGregor on...

Julianna Pena doubles down on Amanda Nunes callout: ‘Sounds like she doesn’t want to fight me’

ABU DHABI – Julianna Pena won’t take back her post-fight comments on UFC dual champion Amanda Nunes. The UFC women’s bantamweight had a few things to say about the champ-champ following her submission win over Sara McMann on Saturday night at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi. Pena (10-4 MMA,...

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