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Charles McCarthy hangs up the gloves

“Chainsaw” Charles McCarthy’s loss to Michael Bisping at UFC 83 last Saturday will prove to be his last, as the American Top Team trainer has decided to retire from active MMA competition.

McCarthy released a statement on Thursday, which is available on, that signals an end to his fighting career.

“I would like to announce my formal retirement from Mixed Martial Arts competition,” McCarthy said in his prepared statement. “I have achieved many of the goals I set out to accomplish in this sport and found others just out of reach. It is now time for me to lay down my gloves and rededicate my attention towards my business, my fighters, my family and my team.

“The successes I have found in my career are due in large part to all the great people who have helped me along the way. Being involved with the true champions at American Top Team has guided me to become a better father, husband, teacher and friend. Without the great generosity of ATT my life would have had a void. I hope that everyone reading (this) can one day feel the love of a great family as I have.”

Best of luck to McCarthy in his future endeavors and continued success with his school.

  • jaydog says:

    If he knew he was going to retire after that Bisping figtht, would he have thought twice about sticking his tongue out all those times before curling up into a ball whenever he got hit? Not a very good note to go out on. The UFC could work a little harder at quality control (although, they probably do a better job than most other promotions). Anyhow, I’m just bitter, cuz I wanted the depressed guy to unleash some sick submissions on Bisping and relegate him to prelim matches.

  • paddiosf says:

    McCarthy is at least go out on his terms, not like some of these guys hanging around fighting in these off the wall organizations..

  • Cabelo says:

    bye miserable

    Don’t lwt the door hit ya in the ass on your way out.

  • orlando says:

    Man…..this guy trained me when he was at another gym in Miami…and he was a head case, but hes a tough dude. Hes also one of the best corners ive ever had its cool…..whatever hes an asshole though, and the world really got to see that he was.

  • Fight Fan says:

    What a loss to MMA…not.

  • Kogepan says:

    hhahahah….what a chump.

    Why whould ANYONE want McCarthy as a MMA coach? The guy is terrible.

  • king mah mah says:

    He acted like a jackass in the octogon then got his ass beat! What a way to go out! What a goddamn idiot!!


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