February 22, 2024

Brittney Palmer, arguably probably the most well-known octagon lady within the UFC, introduced her retirement Thursday.

Palmer has been with the UFC 16 years, profitable the World MMA Award for Ringcard Lady of the Yr six instances.

She mentioned this weekend’s UFC 296 in Las Vegas, headlined by Colby Covington, will likely be her ultimate occasion.

She made the announcement at this yr’s World MMA Awards, the place she was named the Ringcard Lady of the Yr a fourth consecutive yr.

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UFC Octagon Lady Brittney Palmer alerts the beginning of a spherical throughout UFC 266 at T-Cellular Area Sept. 25, 2021, in Las Vegas.  (Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC by way of Getty Photos)

“I really am honored to just accept this award. Thanks to the UFC, Fighter’s Solely, and all of the followers who voted for me. Nicely, there’s no higher time to say it,” she said.

“However after 16 years with UFC, I’ve determined to retire. This weekend will likely be my final occasion, and I’m so completely grateful for this unforgettable expertise.”

Palmer acquired a wholesome ovation in the course of the announcement.

UFC Octagon Lady Brittney Palmer reveals the spherical in the course of the UFC 289 occasion at Rogers Area on June 10, 2023, in Vancouver.  (Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

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“I’ve traveled the world and met some unbelievable folks, and I’ve met some lifelong mates. I’ll endlessly admire the recollections, and I’m so excited for the longer term. Thanks to the UFC, Dana White and to all of the followers for this unbelievable honor. I’m actually blessed to be part of this journey. I like you guys.”

After her speech, Palmer laid her shorts down on the bottom to represent her retirement simply as fighters lay their gloves down after their ultimate match.

Brittney Palmer IN 2016

UFC Octagon Lady Brittany Palmer introduces the primary spherical in the course of the UFC Combat Evening occasion contained in the Golden 1 Middle Area Dec. 17, 2016, in Sacramento.  (Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC by way of Getty Photos)

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Palmer debuted at UFC 125 on New Yr’s Day 2011 on the MGM Grand Backyard Area in Vegas. She is also an artist who has had her work exhibited in Los Angeles, New York and Milan.

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