With retirement on Ricardo Lamas ’ mind going into his most recent fight, one emotional moment helped him finalize his decision. Lamas (20-8 MMA, 11-6 UFC), 38, has officially decided to hang up his gloves, he told MMA Junkie Radio exclusively. The decision comes on the heels of a unanimous decision win over Bill Algeo at UFC on ESPN+ 33, and he said someone very special to his heart prompted that choice. Lamas lost his brother in 2009, and though he’s always with him in spirit, something was a little different in his last fight. “If you watch me fight, you’ll know that I always carry a rosary with me to the weigh-ins and to the walkout, and I’ll give it to my corner or whatever,” Lamas told MMA Junkie Radio. “In 2009, one of my brothers passed away and he was living in Arizona at the time

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Ricardo Lamas officially retires: How a rosary and his brother’s memory helped the UFC standout make the call – MMA Junkie

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