It looks like Japanese icon Kazuo Misaki has decided to hang his gloves up after picking up wins in his last three tilts including an upset victory over Paul Daley. The 36-year old may still be fit enough to fight but his relative lack of activity has left him ready to focus on other avenues in life.
Before walking away for good, Misaki will compete one last time in front of his countrymen as part of the December 22 lineup for DEEP: Haleo Impact.
Misaki’s status was first reported by Asian MMA.
The 25-11-2 “Hitman” first emerged on the scene thanks to his success under the Pancrase and PRIDE banners. Over his decade-plus in MMA, Misaki picked up wins over names like Siyar Bahadurzada, Joe Riggs, Denis Kang, and Dan Henderson, as well as tallied fifteen finishes along the way.
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