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Matt Hamill Retires


#1

he retired today. thoughts?

i liked him, and he was game. although i thought he could've done better in terms of a ground

game, and he always pressed forward. i'll miss him and more so he's like me as well and

i'm deaf with a cochlear implant. he got a movie about him comming out later this year.

Bart


#2

One of the few fights who knew when to walk away, i respect him for that and for all that he achieved despite his deficiencies


#3

Not bad timing. I don't see him improving past where he's at, but honestly to me, where he's at is way further than I thought he'd go.

I consider him a bit of an overachiever. Will remember him for the Bisping fight.


#4

Bad, bad BS decision on that fight, Bisping is always protected. I'm happy Rashad whooped his ass out of LHW


#5

yeah i thought he was robbed in that fight with bisping, and not only that bisping was a douche
after the fight, while hamil accepted the outcome and gave praises to bisping.


#6

Always liked Hamill. And yeah, like everyone else, I thought he won that fight against bisping.

One of the best skills a person can have is knowing when the party is over. Good for him and best of luck to his next career.


#7

What a shame. I liked him. But if he thinks this is the right decision to make, well good luck to him.


#8

Matt Hamill lives in my area and I've met him twice. He is such a great guy. Both times were at local powerlifting meets, where he signed autographs, gave away stuff, and sold t-shirts. He has frequented high school wrestling tournaments in the area and is just really down to earth. I have been told by some of my high school students that if you go to his gym, he'll hit the mat with you. A lot of guys don't put themselves out there out of fear of being beaten or worse, injured by know nothings.