UFC’s Alan Jouban Announces Retirement, Will Focus on Broadcasting

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Popular UFC welterweight Alan Jouban has announced the end of his in-cage career.

Jouban (17-7), a member of the UFC roster since 2014, has become a feature on UFC broadcasts in recent years, doing double duty as an analyst and active fighter. He last competed in November 2020, where he earned a unanimous decision victory against Jared Gooden.

The 38-year old Louisiana native announced the news on social media.

I’d like to officially announce my retirement from MMA. Fighting and the [UFC] have given me everything I have today! I would not change a single thing from my journey because I got to live my dream and not know what was next.

My coaches, my teammates, those of you that were apart of this, I appreciate you so much! Thank you to my supporters and even my opponents along the way. Injuries, age and life have shown me that it’s time. If I can’t compete to my fullest, then I won’t.

So I’ll focus my time now on broadcasting where I can still share my passion and knowledge for the sport with with everyone at home. Thank you to everyone for all the love over the years. I look forward to becoming a staple in the sport from this end now as well.

Jouban finishes his UFC tenure with an overall record of 8-5 inside the octagon. During that span, he picked up four Fight of the Night bonuses. Outside of the UFC, Jouban held gold in Fight Club OC, and competed for the RFA welterweight championship.

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