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Bellator Heavyweight Champ Cole Konrad Reportedly Retires From MMA

Cole KonradBellator heavyweight Cole Konrad is reportedly hanging up his MMA gloves in favor of a business suit. A local Minnesota sports site has reported that Konrad is retiring from fighting to become a financial trader for North Central Trading, a company specializing in the sale of dairy products.

The former Golden Gopher wrestler, where he was a two-time D1 National Champion, amassed a 9-0 record in MMA and won the Bellator heavyweight title in only his seventh professional fight. Konrad struggled to find opponents as injuries to prospective opponents and tournament delays led to him only fighting twice since wining the title in 2010.

Bellator has declined to comment at this time but it is clear this is a big loss ahead of the company’s 2013 debut on Spike TV.

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