Marcus Brimage, a former UFC fighter, has decided to retire from MMA and focus on his bare-knuckle career. He has signed with BKFC and is no longer interested in the amount of time and preparation that is required for MMA. Brimage had a pro record of 7-8 and fought in the UFC from 2011 to 2015, where he went 4-4 with wins over Stephen Bass, Maximo Blanco, Jimmy Hettes, and Jumabieke Tuerxun. He was defeated by Conor McGregor in the Irishman’s UFC debut, and also by Cody Garbrandt in his UFC debut. Brimage’s other two losses came to Jimmie Rivera by first-round KO and Russell Doane by split decision. After his last fight in July 2021, Brimage decided that MMA was no longer the right fit for him and he wanted to focus on his bare-knuckle career. He believes that training for bare-knuckle requires less time and preparation, and he can focus on one thing and do it well. He is now retired from MMA and fully committed to his bare-knuckle career.