August 19th, 2013 | Published in FIGHTER NEWS
Following the decision loss to undefeated prospect Pedro Munhoz in RFA 9 on Aug 16th, Jeff “Big Frog” Curran announced he was hanging up the gloves to focus on the next chapter of his life. Jeff is one of the pioneers of MMA and has fought in nearly every major promotion from UFC, WEC, PRIDE, Bellator and Strikeforce over his 16 year career. Having fought in weight classes from 170lbs to 125lbs, facing top fighters such as Yamamoto, Serra, Carvalho, Faber, Brown, Hioki, Jorgenson & Benavidez, Curran finishes his carreer with 53 professional fights and a record of 36-15-1.
Curran’s focus will return to growing his already impressive gym, TEAM CURRAN MMA, in Crystal Lake IL where he will continue to help fighters under his wing such as Felice “Lil Bulldog” Herrig, Bart Palazewski, Pat Curran, Mike Corey, Chris Horodecki, Ronnie Mann, Cory Galloway, Joey Diehl and many more of todays and tomorrows stars IN MMA.
For more information on Jeffs Gym go to TEAM CURRAN
Managing partner of SuckerPunch Entertainment Brian Butler released this statement on Facebook and Twitter following the announcement.
“My friend @BigFrogBJJ retired from fighting last night. I don’t think any other fighter has ever fought so many top ranked guys in multiple divisions as Jeff has. He is a true pioneer for MMA and a shining ambassador for BJJ. Jeff is one of the best coaches in the sport period. My friend Jeff is also the reason I did not give up on @suckerpunchent and kept me in this crazy business when I was ready to throw in the towel. I’m excited to see how Jeff takes on the next chapter in his life. Loyalty is so rare in this sport… Thanks for all you have done for MMA and for SP. #teamcurranforlife”