Pete Spratt retires from fighting, will focus on coaching


Following a career that began in the late 90s, Pete Spratt has retired from mixed martial arts, at the age of 42. Spratt fought in the UFC over a decade ago, going 3-6, and has fought for numerous promotions, including Legacy FC, MFC, Strikeforce, and HDNet Fights.

He holds wins over Robbie Lawler, Rich Clementi, and TJ Waldburger in a career that included facing the likes of GSP, Matt Serra, and Josh Koscheck. Always trying to finish, of Spratt's 25 wins, 22 were by submission or KO.

Mike Whitman covered his final fight.

Tim Means did not disappoint in his first fight since receiving his UFC release, as “The Dirty Bird” sent Pete Spratt into retirement with a first-round knockout at Legacy Fighting Championship 23.

Both men looked sharp early in their welterweight affair from the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas, though neither man could readily find his range until Means measured his man and delivered a violent elbow just over the top of Spratt’s right shoulder.

The blow landed flush behind Spratt’s ear, producing an audible smack and causing “The Secret Weapon” to short circuit. As one UFC veteran fell face-first to the canvas, the other pounced mercilessly, finishing the job with a hailstorm of punches that relieved Spratt of his consciousness 2:24 into the fight.

“I’m super happy to be here. Pete is a legend,” said Means. “I was trying to bait him into stuff, but he was doing the same thing. It’s chess in here. I just happened to land a big elbow, and I went for the kill.”

Following his defeat, Spratt told his hometown fans that he would now hang up his gloves.

“You’ve probably seen the last of Pete Spratt,” said the veteran. “Thanks, everybody, for coming out, but I had four guys win tonight, so it looks like it’s going to be better for me to be coaching than to be getting in here at 42 years of age.”

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DanChow site profile image  

9/16/13 1:34 PM by DanChow

Upon further review, Pete Spratt will fight onOn second thought, those were just the cobwebs talking. Pete Spratt is back.

bhealthy site profile image  

9/15/13 2:09 PM by bhealthy

Spratt is cool and a great coach. he will help a lot of mma players get better.

Jaybrone site profile image  

9/15/13 12:25 PM by Jaybrone

God speed Mr. Spratt.

octagon 11 site profile image  

9/15/13 10:15 AM by octagon 11

MUAY THAI ELBOWS ARE KNOCKOUTS.A BEGINNER CAN K.O.A WRESTLERS.BONES SPINNING ELBOWS are nightmares.This and the heel hook.muay thai leads the way.

chaplinshouse site profile image  

9/15/13 7:06 AM by chaplinshouse

this.  an awesome long time vet's last headline as a fighter and you rape his easy to spell name.  no respect i tell ya

MT11 site profile image  

9/15/13 6:24 AM by MT11

It's not worth it fighting for 5k

nogidavid site profile image  

9/15/13 1:35 AM by nogidavid

RIP june carter pratt

Ghost of Retard site profile image  

9/14/13 8:32 PM by Ghost of Retard

His ground game is actually pretty good now, he runs a gym with Rodrigo Pinheiro and has improved leaps and bounds on the ground. I wish he would have done that 10 yrs ago..   When he was on TUF 4 he had been doing kickboxing fights in Japan and other places not even training MMA. I think Pete just finally turned 42 last night.

CRE site profile image  

9/14/13 8:26 PM by CRE

That's how I would do Adrien Broner in a fair one.Scraight up.

buddie site profile image  

9/14/13 8:25 PM by buddie

No doubt. One of those guys who probably would have been better on the mat if he started grappling at a younger age. I felt like once he started in MMA he was already sort of set as a striker who tried to counter grappling.