VIDEO: Cody Pfister Wins at Bellator 174, Retires From Active Competition to Start MMA Promotion


Cody ‘The Pfist’ Pfister made his Bellator debut on Friday night as he defeated Jonathan Gary by rear-naked choke at 4:04 in the first round of their Bellator 174 lightweight preliminary bout, but the win was perhaps his last act as a competitor.

“I was just tryin’ to go out there and f*****’ put on a show. I’m retiring guys, that was it,’ Pfister told Jimmy Smith in his post-fight interview.

“Maybe I’ll come back in the future, but I’m going to focus on my company at the moment and we’ll see how that goes.”

MMAJunkie’s Steven Marrocco announced last month that Pfister intended to start a mixed martial arts promotion in his home state of Texas after a 1-3 stint with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Cody felt that if he had been given better matchups with the promotion, he would have had more success in his career.

“Hopefully, I can turn it into something that will be worth a lot financially, but I also feel I’ll be a good matchmaker,” Cody Pfister told MMAJunkie.

“I know how to take care of the fighters. I’m going to pay them what their worth. Having been on the other side, I think I’ll do things a little differently.”

“We’re hopefully going to grow into a Bellator or UFC one day.”

Pfister ends his professional career with an MMA record of 13-6-1 and he notched his eighth win stoppage when by finishing Jonathan Gary at Bellator 174.

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