Robert “Buzz” Berry. From dmgifford on Flickr.
Longtime Cage Rage and Goshin Ryu MMA Championships veteran Robert “Buzz” Berry has officially announced his retirement from the spot following a seven-year career that saw the heavyweight fight exclusively in his home country of England.
Berry revealed his intention to talk away from the sport in a post in the Cage Warriors message forums yesterday evening.
“Just to let you all know I have had to retire,” Berry said in the post. “After my fight with Neil Grove I was taken to the hospital and had to have surgery on my face. They have had to put two plates in, one in my cheek bone and one on my eye socket. So that is it, over for me. Thank you to all my camp and other camps for their help over the years in getting me ready for fights. Thanks to all my fans in their support for me, it has always meant a lot. Thanks to the guys at Cage Rage for their part in my fighting and to anyone I have missed out.”
Berry racked up a 13-8 record over the course of his career. Although he had been competing since 2001, Berry earned the biggest win of his career this past March, scoring a brutal knockout of mixed martial arts legend Ken Shamrock at Cage Rage 25. He most recently suffered his second straight loss to heavyweight prospect Neil Grove at Cage Rage’s latest affair last weekend in London.
HT: MMA Weekly
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