Cole Konrad Retires from MMA

Cole Konrad (right) retires from the sport

We see fighters retire often due to injury or old age, rarely do we see a fighter who is champion or in his 20’s leave the sport; but Cole Konrad falls into both those categories. Konrad, 28, and undefeated defending Bellator heavyweight champion has left the sport to pursie a professional career.

The two-time NCAA heavyweight champion wrestler and MMA standout who won $100,000 winning the Bellator championship has retired and taken a job with North Central Trading as a financial trader specializing in milk products. The Minnesota-based firm supplied ingredients to “the feed, pet food, food processing, and chemical industries”.

Bellator officials declined comment, but most fans surely will miss Konrad’s impact in the organization.


Image courtesy Bellator