Dan Severn to have retirement fight in the UK

source: fightersonlymag.com

This Sunday, Dan 'The Beast' Severn steps back into the cage at Optimus Fighting Champions, and will then bid farewell to the world of competitive MMA.

Severn, who takes on UK heavyweight Darren Towler, has an amazing record of 92-16-7, and has fought on some of the biggest shows in MMA history. He is expected to attract many fans to see him wave goodbye to the sport he helped mould.

Optimus FC marks the return of MMA to the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle, England. This will be the first time that the arena will host be play host to professional MMA, since UFC 80 sold out the venue in January 2008.

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EvilMaster site profile image  

5/28/10 11:10 PM by EvilMaster

I was hoping he would go to 100. :(Thanks for all the thrills Dan. It's been a helluva run. Not many guys out there have the stories to tell that you do. A living legend.

StevetheWeasel site profile image  

5/28/10 11:09 PM by StevetheWeasel

Thought he had mentioned wanting to have his last fight in the UFC recently.Really, they ought to be calling and inviting him, rolling out the red carpet if he wants to fight there.I'll tune in no matter where it is, but it'd be nice to see him end where he started.

wasssp site profile image  

5/28/10 11:04 PM by wasssp

You're right, but I don't want to watch a fight in which I'm rooting for an aged legend to get k.o.'ed. Which I would because I know that if he wins, he'll keep on fighting, And then take a look at his last few opponents. To call them cans would be offensive to cans. But an even greater concern I have is never having heard of any of these fighters before or since. Putting an unknown fighter w/ no real stake in an mma career against a big name/draw w/diminishing skills/physical ability is the perfect recipe for a worked fight. Or you at least create the temptation to make it one. Factor in that Dan Severn used to split time as a professional wrassler and it's not so much of a stretch to imagine might decide/ have decided to consolidate jobs.I'm not accusing him of having done this; just saying that this could be where the road he's on leads if it soesn't end at this fight.

thforklift site profile image  

5/28/10 12:17 PM by thforklift

Can't say I totally disagree with you here.  

CLINTK9 site profile image  

5/28/10 12:13 PM by CLINTK9

This is BS!UFC cant squeeze in a retirement match for 1 of pioneers?Maybe in between some of TUF show losers fights!UFC has really disrespected the legends over the years! There is no reason they couldn't have had some legend fights or a masters division the last 5 yrs or so. And give these guys some decent paydays. Not just build up the stars they want by crushing legends with younger guys.

William Colosimo site profile image  

5/28/10 9:57 AM by William Colosimo

lol ug news

CHalligan site profile image  

5/28/10 7:17 AM by CHalligan

This.I read this thinking I was reading very old news.This event was last month. Severn didn't show cause of the Volcano ash. You should probably take this off the main news page. It's quite unprofessional reporting.

BJJkilla site profile image  

5/28/10 6:17 AM by BJJkilla

i thought he would fight till he got 100 wins.

LoiseauElbow site profile image  

5/28/10 6:13 AM by LoiseauElbow

This Sunday, Dan 'The Beast' Severn steps back into the cage at Optimus Fighting Champions, and will then bid farewell to the world of competitive MMA.OPTIMUS PAST HIS PRIME

LMFAO site profile image  

5/28/10 6:03 AM by LMFAO

U.G news you a couple of months and about a thousand details wrong here!!!!!!this fight never took place and was supposed to happen a while ago..but never due to dan not being able to get into country during the volcanoe ash cloud over iceland..this event already happened!! 1. optimus fc isnt happening this weekend 2.optimus fc has already happened3.dan never fought on it4.towler is fighting this weekend on a different show5.the next optimus fc is months awayU.G news..........the george bush of mma