“The Irish Dragon” made the announcement himself during Saturday night’s UFC Vegas 27 broadcast. Felder ends his career with a professional record of 17-6, which notable wins over Edson Barboza, James Vick, Danny Castillo, and current champion Charles Oliveira.
See how his fellow fighters reacted to all the big news on Saturday night below:
Not only is @felderpaul one of the real genuine good guys in this sport, he’s also a rare breed of fighter you don’t see often. A fierce competitor through and through. Fans were always in for a treat when The Irish Dragon was on the card. Congrats on an amazing career doc!— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) May 23, 2021
Congrats on a great career @felderpaul I’m a fan of your work inside and outside the octagon ✊— Shane Burgos (@HurricaneShaneB) May 23, 2021
Congrats my brother @felderpaul amazing career but this isn’t the end of pauly paul— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) May 23, 2021
It was an honor watching you compete and training alongside you @felderpaul ! Enjoy retirement— Lando Vannata (@GroovyLando) May 23, 2021
Felder always brought it. Congrats on a amazing career— Brian BOOM Kelleher (@brianboom135) May 23, 2021
Too bad would of loved a match up with Paul Felder. #UFCVegas27— John Wayne Makdessi (@JohnMakdessi) May 23, 2021