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Jordan Mein retires from MMA competition at age 25

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Jordan Mein doesn't turn 26 until October, but he's already had more professional fights than all but the most grizzled of veterans.

And with so much wear and tear on his body, the Canadian welterweight has decided to call it a career.

MMAFighting.com's Ariel Helwani reported on Wednesday's edition of UFC Tonight that Mein has elected to retire from the sport after 39 pro fights. UFC officials confirmed word of Mein's intention to retire.

Mein broke into the sport at age 16, where he lost his first pro fight to another 16-year old named Rory MacDonald. He had nine pro fights under his belt by the time he turned 18 and 17 by the time he was 19.

Mein (29-10) made his UFC debut at UFC 158 in Montreal in 2013, a TKO win over Dan Miller, and compiled a record of 3-2 in the company. His last fight was a TKO loss to Thiago Alves at UFC 183.

As of press time, he could not be reached for comment on his retirement.