Ana Julaton announces retirement

Bellator flyweight and boxing great, Ana “The Hurricane” Julaton, has taken to social media to announce her retirement from combat sports.

Earlier today, I spoke to my long time promoter/advisor Mr. Allan Tremblay who has been a father, a friend and mentor throughout my entire professional sports journey. I told him it was time for me to move on from fighting. After that very deep and emotional conversation, I spoke to Mr. Scott Coker next and thanked him for allowing me to be a part of @BellatorMMA. I'd like to thank Mr. @LouDibella and his Team @DibellaEnt for all their efforts to putting together a boxing match for me. I'd like to thank @HeatherTheHeat for sharing the cage with me and I wish her all the very best in her combat sports career both boxing and MMA. As a competitor inside the ring and cage, I'm confident in leaving combat sports fully knowing there are so many wonderful, passionate and hardworking women continuing to carry the torch as a guiding light for the bright future of our arena. For all who have been positive and continue to create a stage for all my sisters in the arts, all the organizations I have fought for…Thank you. I consider myself fortunate to have had my Orion Sports Management family giving me the global stage and opportunities I received to compete at the highest level of Boxing and MMA. So many memories flash through my mind as I write this. Moving forward to my next journey, I am officially retiring from professional fighting. Thank you everyone. I'm truly humbled and deeply honored for you all allowing me into your lives and hearts. I'm forever grateful. Sincerely, Ana "You can't connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down, and it has made all the difference in my life." – Steve Jobs

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Julaton posted the heartfelt message to her Instagram page:

“Earlier today, I spoke to my longtime promoter/advisor Mr. Allan Tremblay who has been a father, a friend and mentor throughout my entire professional sports journey. I told him it was time for me to move on from fighting. 

After that very deep and emotional conversation, I spoke to Mr. Scott Coker next and thanked him for allowing me to be apart of @BellatorMMA. I’d like to thank @LouDibla and his team @DibellaEnt for their efforts to putting together a boxing match for me. I’d like to thank @HeatherTheHeat for sharing the cage with me and I wish her all the very best in her combat sports career both boxing and MMA. As a competitor inside the ring and cage, I’m confident in leaving combat sports fully there are so many wonderful, passionate, and hard working women continuing to carry the torch as a guiding light in the bright future of our arena.

For all those who have been positive and continue to creat a stage for all my sisters in the arts, all the organizations I have fought for…Thank you. I consider myself fortunate to have had my Orion Sports Management family giving me the global stage and opportunities I received to compete at the highest level of Boxing and MMA. So many memories flash through my mind as I write this.

Moving forward to my next journey, I am officially retiring from professional fighting. Thank you everyone. I am truly humbled and deeply honored for you allowing me into your lives and hearts. I’m forever grateful.

Sincerely,

Ana

‘You can’t connect the dots looking forward; you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something— your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. This approach has never let me down and has made all the difference in my life.’ -Steve Jobs”

 

At 37-years-old, Julaton retires with numerous accolades accumulated through a lengthy career in boxing and MMA. Julaton has been praised for determination and unrelenting work ethic.

Five bouts into her professional boxing career, Julaton captures the IBA Super Bantamweight title.  The Filipino-American was the first to win the Women’s WBO Super Bantamweight and IBA Super Bantamweight titles.

In MMA, Julaton fought for promotions ONE FC and Bellator MMA in the flyweight division. Her last appearance was in February, losing a unanimous decision to career rival Heather Hardy.

We wish Ana the best in all feature endeavors! 

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3 comments

  1. So much for the Ana Julaton vs Heather Hardy boxing match. I guess Heather Hardy is going to be looking for a new opponent for a boxing match. Or maybe she will get back in the Bellator cage sooner than she thought she would. Heather Hardy vs Keri Anne Melendez sounds like a solid match up or Heather Hardy vs Lisa Blaine, who beat Ana Julaton, or Heather Hardy vs Ky Bennett, who just picked up a win at Bellator 195.

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