Every UFC retirement in 2024

Here is a running list of every UFC fighter who hung up their gloves in 2024 so far.

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Jamie Pickett

Jamie Pickett announced his retirement after his UFC Vegas 87 loss on March 2. He lost his bout to Eryk Anders via decision and spoke with the media revealing his decision.

Pickett appeared (and lost) on season 1 of DWCS and then again on season 2. His third appearance was the charm and he won and was signed to the promotion. His UFC debut came on Dec. 19, 2020 when he lost to Tafon Nchukwi via decision. He would finally earn his first official UFC win on Oct. 23, 2021 when he defeated Laureano Staropoli via decision.

Before his retirement he went five losses in a row.

Watch his full post-fight interview here.

Tyson Pedro

One of the more shocking retirements came when Tyson Pedro retired at UFC Vegas 87. He lost his fight to Vitor Petrino but had secured a highlight reel KO just one fight before. He cited wanting to be home with his daughter as his reason for hanging up his gloves.

"[My career has] been amazing but it's always been my intention to show my daughter that as long as you work your a** off and grind doing what you love, you can do anything you can dream of, and I think my dreams have just changed at this point," Pedro told Cormier in the Octagon following his loss. "So that's it for me with the UFC. Thank you to all the fans from the bottom of my heart. I don't think it's goodbye, just see you later so until then, thanks, everyone."

Pedro leaves the spots with a 10-5 MMA record including six UFC victories.