German UFC lightweight Nick Hein lost to Frank Camacho Saturday at UFC Stockholm, and the following day announced his retirement.
Overshadowed by UFC Stockholm headliner Alexander Gustafsson retiring, Nick Hein also retired following a loss in Sweden. After losing via TKO in the second round to Frank Camacho, Hein would retire. However he wouldn’t announce until the following day, and he did so on social media. Hein made the announcement on Facebook, saying:
“20 years of Judo. Ten years in the national team. One decade of MMA, 5 years in the UFC. I am ready for the next chapter. Thanks to everyone. I am looking for the future.”
Hein ended his career on an unfortunate note, losing his last three fights to Frank Camacho, Damir Hadžović, and Davi Ramos. However, prior to his current three-fight skid, he was on a three-fight winning streak, last defeating Tae Hyun Bang in Germany in 2016. This would be Bang’s last fight prior to being arrested for fight-fixing for his 2016 bout with Leo Kuntz.
Despite ending his career on a sour note, Hein still finished his career with a 14-5 professional record. He was an accomplished judoka, being the German national champion in 2006 and 2007, however, transitioned to MMA after a failed Olympics bid in 2008. Outside of MMA, Hein is an actor and police officer in Germany. Hein is also an author, releasing the book “Polizei am Limit” in 2016.