PFL President Ray Sefo Officially Announces Retirement from Combat Sports

By Tristen Critchfield Jun 4, 2018

Former kickboxing standout and occasional mixed martial arts competitor Ray Sefo hasn’t fought in more than four years, but he never officially announced his retirement. That is, until now.

The Professional Fighters League president of fight operations called it a career during an appearance on “The MMA Hour” Monday.

“I’m done. I haven’t officially retired. So I’m officially retiring on your show,” Sefo said. “I actually thought about it a couple months ago. If I didn’t fight by May of this year, especially when the [PFL] season starts, there’s just no time to put in a camp. If come May, then nothing happens, then I”m done.”

Sefo last competed at World Series of Fighting 4 on Aug. 10, 2013, when he suffered a second-round TKO defeat to Dave Huckaba while still acting as that organization’s president. Sefo went 2-2 during a brief MMA career after winning six muay Thai world titles and competing multiple times in K-1’s World Grand Prix Finals tournament as a kickboxer.

When WSOF rebranded as PFL, Sefo remained in an executive capacity. The PFL’s inaugural season kicks off on Thursday at Madison Square Garden with a card headlined by a featherweight showdown between Andre Harrison and Jumabieke Tuerxun.

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