Injury-riddled Cedenblad officially retires from MMA, ‘proud of myself’

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Magnus Cedenblad (14-5) has officially retired from MMA. The Swede last fought in November of 2016, and had a 1.5 year break in 2015-2016 due to ongoing injuries. The middleweight officially announced his decision on social media today.

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“Yesterday I wrote the hardest mail in my life. As everyone knows, I have been injured for a long time and I am not seeing any light at the end of the tunnel. I feel that I have to go ahead with my life and start a whole new chapter, instead of holding on to a dream that is fading more and more. It is the hardest mail ever. Pull out the cord from your best friend. That is now dead. Shedding a tear when I write this, but realize that it is right. So thank you ufc and fighting in the world’s best organization and especially a huge thank you to mma. You’ve been my best friend to my life mate for so many years (you’ll won’t be left but it will be there in other ways). To thank everyone who has followed my trip. Wish I could have shown more. But it’s a part of being an athlete. I would never have been satisfied. But, I am still so proud of myself. Thanks everything to everyone.”

Igår skrev jag det jobbigaste mailet i mitt liv. Som alla vet så har jag varit skadad en längre tid å kg ser inget ljus i tunneln. Känner att jag nu måste gå vidare med mitt liv och starta ett helt nytt kapitel istället för att hålla fast vid en dröm som mer å mer bleknar. Men som sagt jobbigaste mailet någonsin. Dra ut sladden från din bästa vän. Som nu är död. Rinner en tår när jag skriver detta men inser att det är det enda rätta. Så tack ufc för att jag fick fightas i världens bästa organisation och speciellt ett gigantiskt stort tack till mma du har varit min bästa vän å min livskamrat i så många år (du kommer finnas kvar men på andra sätt). Å tack till alla er som har följt min resa. Önskar jag hade kunnat visat mer. Men det är en del i att vara idrottare. Jag skulle aldrig varit nöjd. Men ändå så stolt över mig själv. Tack allt å alla.

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Cedenbland turned pro on 2007, and lost his first two bouts. He went on a 7 fight winning streak in 2009-2011 and got signed to the UFC for the debut in Sweden where he lost to a top ranked Francis Carmont. Amazingly, Magnus won four straight bouts in the UFC until losing his last bout at the hands of Jack Marshman.

“Jycken” is an MMA commentator for ViaPlay and also does personal training.