Megumi Fujii, better know around these parts as MEGA MEGU, has decided to retire from mixed martial arts.
Japanese legend Megumi “Mega Megu” Fujii is set to retire from active competition following an illustrious MMA career spanning nine years. Fujii announced plans for her retirement during tonight’s Vale Tudo Japan 2nd event in Tokyo. She will compete one final time at VTJ 3rd in October.
Fujii is one of only two mixed martial artists to begin a career with at least 22 consecutive victories. For many years, she reigned supreme atop the women’s pound-for-pound rankings. An incredible 19 of Fujii’s 26 career wins came via submission and she totalled notable victories over most of MMA’s top female fighters in the 115- and 125-pound divisions.
“I’m happy that I’ll be included in VTJ 3rd, but I also have another announcement today,” Fujii said. “My fight at VTJ 3rd will be my last. I was a little worried about it, because I learned and trained martial arts all my life, but I need to take that next step for the next stage of my life. And so, I decided that this will be my last fight I want to give my all for my last fight. Thank you very much for your support.”
There goes my dream of Fujii pulling a BJ Penn and fighting way above her natural weight because hey, if there’s only a women’s bantamweight division in the UFC, then it’s time to fight at bantamweight.