UFC fighter Joe Duffy announced his retirement. He made such a decision after losing to Joel Alvarez at the UFC Fight Island 2 tournament, which became his third consecutive.

“Thank you all so much for all your messages of support all week. I have been blessed on this journey in MMA and am truly grateful for every experience. I felt great all through the camp and even warming up, I believed I was back to my former self than when I went in there it just falls to pieces. I think it’s time to realize that I haven’t got what it takes any more. Congrats to Joel Alvarez and thank you to the UFC for all the opportunities. I’m sorry I didn’t achieve what I set out to achieve for my fans, family, friends, and myself but it just wasn’t meant to be. I am officially retiring from MMA competition 👊🏻, “ Duffy wrote on his Instagram page.