43-year old Marion Reneau hung up her gloves following her loss to the returning Miesha Tate at the recently concluded UFC Fight Night: Makhachev vs Moises. She succumbed to a third-round TKO victory against Tate due to a flurry of punches from the former women’s bantamweight champion.
Following her defeat, Marion Reneau issued a very long statement on her Instagram, thanking everyone who made it possible for her to achieve the dream of becoming a mixed martial artist. Starting out with her family, she went on to thank UFC President Dana White, before thanking her training partners and coaches.
‘You have changed the life of my family and friends for the better‘
Her statement on Instagram read, “We started this together and we’re going to finish this together. “ ~Xavier
Reneau, thanked Dana White and her manager Dave of Gold MMA Management, “I’ll try and keep this short! Thank you again @danawhite for this opportunity. You have changed the life of my family and friends for the better. To my manager Dave @mmagold_management_ you kept it real! You ARE the best in the game!“
She then thanked her coaches, “@jim_west_gold You walked into my life when there was a HUGE transition going on and that never derailed your intentions to be a great mentor and friend and coach! @coach.mando You put your life on hold to help me follow this dream. You are my one TRUE King. No matter what, you were there at EVERY last road work training and more. Rain, shine, hail, fire…we went through the strom head on. I love you! @xcraddockx don’t think for one second you have gotten rid of me yet. But thank you for being REAL. A great coach and forever friend (you’re stuck with me bruh ).”
She concluded, “@diego__orozco You are my DAY 1 PARTNER. My family. Thank you. @coachperz You are an inspiration. You have inspired me with your words and your actions. And to all my sparring partners, friends, family and fans who MADE THIS AN EXPERIENCE I WILL TELL FOR YEARS TO COME.. you are all loved! THANK YOU. TRIFECTA MMA… let’s do it big! #HereWeCome.”
Marion Reneau started out pretty late as a mixed martial artist
Reneau was 32 when she began her mixed martial arts career. She made her debut in a promotion called TWC (Total Warrior Combat). She made her UFC debut at UFC 182 on the 3rd of January in 2015, against Alex Dufresne. She then famously beat Jessica Andrade at UFC Fight Night 61.
At the time of her retirement, she had a record of 9 wins, 8 losses and 1 no-contest. Unfortunately, her last loss against Miesha Tate was the first knockout loss she ever suffered. All her previous losses were via. unanimous decision.