No More Haggis Bashing! John Fraser Retires

photo: Jeremy Penn

photo: Jeremy Penn

John Fraser has retired from mixed martial arts.  The highly ranked Canadian Featherweight and Bantamweight has decided it is time to hang up his MMA gloves.  He made this announcement today:

I made a big decision today and it has been a few months in the making, I have decided to retire from fighting. I have had a lot of great fights, met a lot of wonderful people and have enjoyed every minute of it win or lose. Thanks to everyone that supported me through this part of my life… wife, family, friends, sponsors, training partners, students, opponents and especially the fans! I still plan to train, teach and coach because I love the sport and can’t imagine not being a part of it. Time to see what the next chapter in my life has in store for me………

Fraser, a Sarnia, Ontario native, finished his 10+ year career with an 11-5 record – impressive considering he took a hiatus from fighting after losing three consecutive bouts and was battling anxieties come fight time.  Upon his return to fighting following a three year absence, a mentally stronger “Haggis Basher” reeled off seven victories and brought home the W1 Featherweight, a win over Thierry Quenneville that Fraser calls his greatest career victory, and Wreck MMA Bantamweight titles during the impressive winning streak.

John Fraser head kicks Eric Wilson en route to the Wreck MMA title.

John Fraser head kicks Eric Wilson en route to the Wreck MMA title.

Although Fraser fell short of the Octagon, perhaps his greatest success was his ability to juggle his personal, professional, and MMA lives.  A married father of three, who worked full time, and coached at his Supreme MMA gym, it is amazing that Fraser ever found the time to train to become a top Canadian fighter.

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10 Responses to “ No More Haggis Bashing! John Fraser Retires ”

  1. Adam Lorenz says:

    Good luck and Best Wishes John!

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  2. Rob says:

    Thought he had a fight coming up? Too bad. I enjoyed watching his fights. Good luck haggis basher!

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  3. Thanks for the great fights, John. All the best in the future!

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  4. Jeff Harrison says:

    It was an absolute honour to have been the first step in your path to renewed success John! All the best from MAS.

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  5. harry balls says:

    Saw him fight at the WRECK show. It was a great scrap. Thanks man!

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  6. GNP says:

    Class act , you will be missed…. Best of luck

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  7. Robin Black says:

    You put on some very special, gutsy, gritty, tough and exciting fights. It was an honor to call some of them.

    All the best to you and your family.

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  8. Alex Caporicci says:

    Sad to see Fraser retire, but its a choice only he can make. Would have been fun to see him at least one last time in London.

    Fraser fought for shows I’ve worked on six times and I always enjoyed working with him. He really evolved as a fighter and it was always fun to see him scrap.

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  9. Jeff Harrison says:

    Here is a delicious idea: get the f&*ck off of this MMA

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  10. Cody Rempel says:

    NOTE: Jeff Harrison’s comment was directed at a spam message that was removed

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