UFC Veteran Alan Jouban Announces Retirement at Age 38

By Tristen Critchfield May 11, 2021


Alan Jouban is calling it a career after 24 professional mixed martial arts bouts.

The 38-year-old Lafayette, La., native announced his decision in a post on his Instagram account Monday night.

“I’d like to officially announce my retirement from MMA,” Jouban wrote. “Fighting and the UFC have given me everything I have today! I would not change a single thing from my journey because I got to live my dream and not know what was next. My coaches, my teammates, those of you that were [a part] of this, I appreciate you so much! Thank you to my supporters and even my opponents along the way.

“Injuries, age and life have shown me that it’s time. If I can’t compete to my fullest, then I won’t,” he continued. “So I’ll focus my time now on broadcasting where I can still share my passion and knowledge for the sport with with everyone at home. Thank you to everyone for all the love over the years. I look forward to becoming a staple in the sport from this end now as well.”

Jouban ended his promotional tenure with victories in two of his last three fights, including a unanimous decision triumph over Jared Gooden in his last outing at UFC 255 in November 2020. “Brahma” went 8-5 during a UFC stint that began in August 2014. He posted notable triumphs over the likes of Belal Muhammad, Mike Perry and Ben Saunders. Jouban was 17-7 over the course of a pro career that began in 2011.

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