Last night, Danny Mitchell posted his intent to retire from competitive MMA following his next fight, scheduled for July 15th this year. The Doncaster Welterweight currently stands at 19/09/1 and has fought everywhere from Bushido to the UFC, accruing an impressive record of 29 fights in the process.
He’s also the head coach at Team Asylum Vale Tudo [AVT], which is producing some of the top fighters in the country, and he’s one of the figures behind the CSFC promotion, also based in Doncaster.
Danny’s last fight was at ACB 54 in Manchester and saw him lose to Andy DeVent via KO – there’s no word yet on who his next opponent will be for his final fight.
Danny’s post on Facebook says, “A weeks holiday for me then I start my last ever training camp as I look to finish my pro career back where it all started back in 2008. The support over the years has been immense and I expect it to be bigger than ever for this one. #TeamScruffy#TheLastDance“
He goes on to cite a build up of injuries and the need to concentrate on his team at AVT as contributing factors in his desire to retire.