Patrick Cote entered the Octagon opposite Tito Ortiz in 2004 as a light heavyweight. He exited it for the final time at UFC 210 on Saturday night in Buffalo, N.Y., opposite Thiago Alves as a welterweight.
“That was the plan from the beginning, win or lose, that would be my last fight,” Cote said after losing a three-round decision to Alves and dropping his gloves in the center of the Octagon.
Cote began his professional career 15 years ago, amassing an overall record of 23-11, having been a champion in Canada and challenged Anderson Silva for the UFC middleweight belt in 2008.
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