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Nick Hein announces retirement after UFC Stockholm

Nick Hein
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Alexander Gustafsson wasn’t the only veteran hanging up the gloves on Saturday.

Lightweight Nick Hein also announced his retirement after UFC Stockholm, albeit in a more low-key fashion as he simply wrote a brief Facebook post to mark the end of his 10-year pro MMA career:

20 years of Judo. Ten years in the national team.

One decade of MMA, 5 years in the UFC.

I am ready for the next chapter.

Thanks to everyone.

I am looking for the future.

Hein ended his run with the UFC on a three-fight skid, including Saturday’s second-round TKO loss to Frank Camacho. He went 4-4 inside the Octagon and 14-5 (1 NC) overall after making his pro debut back in August 2009.

The 35-year-old fighter is a former police officer and an actor back in his native Germany. His brother-in-law is UFC lightweight Drew Dober, who married Hein’s sister after he and Hein fought at UFC Berlin five years ago.

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