Dana White, the UFC’s president, sent a message to Paul Felder shortly after UFC Vegas 27 ended. During an interview with ESPN MMA, White congratulated Felder on his incredible UFC career and said that ‘The Irish Dragon’ will now be able to concentrate on his career as a commentator.
White praised Felder for his commentary and praised him for his contributions to the UFC.
White said, “Yeah, he’s had an incredible career here. Now, I shouldn’t say starting but he really is starting his new career, you know, after fighting. He’s a great commentator, he’s done an amazing job here and I’m happy for him. Congrats on what he’s done for us in the past and I look forward to working with him in the future.”
Felder announced his retirement from mixed martial arts during the UFC Vegas 27 show. He revealed that he planned to retire as a boxer after suffering two consecutive defeats in 2020.
‘The Irish Dragon’ remains a UFC commentator. Felder, along with Michael Bisping and Dominick Cruz, mainly commentates at UFC Fight Night events.
Felder called it quits after 7 years in the octagon
Felder made his UFC debut as a lightweight in 2014. However, he has also competed as a welterweight in his time with the organization.
Felder has fought alongside some of the best fighters in the world, including Edson Barboza, Dan Hooker, Rafael dos Anjos. His most recent fight was a no-show against RDA.
Felder was also the last person to defeat current UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira. After two back-to-back incredible fights in 2020, both of which ended in defeat, ‘The Irish Dragon’ felt it was time to call it quits.