Alan Jouban is hanging up his four-ounce gloves.

“Brahma” announced his decision on Instagram, before stating that he hopes to pursue taking his budding MMA broadcasting career to the next level.

The now-former UFC welterweight went 8-5 during his run with the promotion, posting an overall record of 17-7 since making his debut in the sport a decade ago in 2011.

Jouban’s last Octagon outing saw him earn a unanimous decision over Jared Gooden at UFC 255 in November, 2020. That name is added to a list of notable victories, including Belal Muhammad, Mike Perry and Seth Baczynski.

“I’d like to officially announce my retirement from MMA,” Jouban wrote on Instagram. “Fighting and the UFC have given me everything I have today! I would not change a single thing from my journey because I got to live my dream and not know what was next. My coaches, my teammates, those of you that were a part of this, I appreciate you so much! Thank you to my supporters and even my opponents along the way.


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“Injuries, age and life have shown me that it’s time. If I can’t compete to my fullest, then I won’t,” he added. “So I’ll focus my time now on broadcasting where I can still share my passion and knowledge for the sport with with everyone at home. Thank you to everyone for all the love over the years. I look forward to becoming a staple in the sport from this end now as well.”