Matt Hamill Comes Out of Retirement to Fight at UFC 152 in Toronto

August 3, 2012
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Matt Hamill at UFC Fight Night 13

The move to finish up the UFC 152 fight card slated for Sept. 22 in Toronto continued on Friday as UFC Canadian officials announced that Matt Hamill has come out of retirement to face Roger Hollett.

Following back-to-back losses to Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and Alexander Gustafsson, Hamill wrote on his official website, “Today is a sad day for me. After six years and 13 fights in the UFC, I’m ready to hang up my gloves and retire from this amazing sport.”

Now, one year later, Hamill plans to return, his 10-4 record in tow.

He squares off with Canadian Roger Hollett (13-3) as part of the supporting cast for Joseph Benavidez and Demetrious Johnson’s flyweight title fight.

Hollett makes his way to the Octagon on the heels of a five-fight winning streak, most recently fighting under the Bellator banner.


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  • phrankthetank

    Awesome

  • worldchamp

    He needs to stay retired. He couldn’t beat Rampage. What is he trying to prove?

    • leugim41004

      the dude needs the money can a nigga live? lmfao

  • http://www.facebook.com/corey.hutton.5 coreyhutton

    Well he probably hasn’t been listening to his trainers :) hehe

  • goleta83

    This is odd news, but cool I guess. Kind of short notice for coming out of retirement imo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/yannick.messaoud yannickmessaoud

    PFFFF that is a joke, i retire never means nothing in MMA and pro wrestling. Don’t get me wrong i like Hamill he is a good MMA figher.

  • DrkDisciple

    Hamill should do everyone including himself a favor and stay retired. I guess that crappy movie about his life didn’t bring him the millions he expected.

  • sc_0040a37d091ddc263016fff5f3e21207

    WHAT?!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=184804515 adambruss

    Please go to 185 Matt. I love you dude but you gotta drop that weight.

  • SuperNate-AO

    How do you sign “stepping stone for real contenders?” Enjoy getting your ass kicked for about 20 grand per fight.

  • http://www.facebook.com/agop.diulgerian agopdiulgerian

    Id get beat up for 20g a fight any day

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000468891939 liemianbresenio

    I’m sick of these false reports. Hamil didn’t say he was coming out retirement. His exact words were “AANUUGEUAH MAUMF AEWEEGAUWAH!”

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.moseley.7 davidmoseley

    Are you kidding me he is a great fighter woopadee doo he lost to rampage so the **** what. He has done more with his life than you ever will all while being deaf. I’m glad he came out of retirement and don’t forget he knocked out mark munoz a top middle weight contender.

  • Spartacus

    The posts referring to matt hamel being handicapped by deafness. Are just another prime example of the douchebags on this site that are ignorant and disrespectful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/david.moseley.7 davidmoseley

    Are you kidding me he is a great fighter woopadee doo he lost to rampage so the **** what. He has done more with his life than you ever will all while being deaf. I’m glad he came out of retirement and don’t forget he knocked out mark munoz a top middle weight contender.