Indiana-based MMA fighter Bobby Emmons (4-6) has annouced that he will retire following his next bout, which will come at TFE: No Fear on Jan. 23 in Sullivan, Indiana.
Emmons, the owner of Nice Guy Submission Fighting, has been known for his outspoken nature and willingness to take nearly any fight at any time.
That mantra has caused the record of the popular and talented fighter to take a hit, but he remains a fan favorite and his fights are always entertaining.
No opponent was named for Emmons, who comes into the bout looking to snap out of a three-fight losing streak to close his career with a win.
After starting of 3-1, Emmons is just 1-5 in his last six bouts, although those bouts have come against stiff competition, including Antonio Castillo Jr. (9-5), Dustin Neace (25-22-1), Tom Shoaff (8-2), Oliver Vasquez (6-1), and Cole Wilken (2-0).
Emmons, who also serves as the matchmaker for TFE, told us this prior to his fight with Vasquez earlier this year:
“If I’m going to train my ass off, I’m at least going to get in the cage every now and then,” Emmons said. “And I’m not looking to fight scrubs. If you look at my record, I fight tough guys.”
“I like to fight,” Emmons said. “Guys say all the time ‘I’ll fight anyone, anybody, anywhere,’ and when it comes down to it, they won’t. I will. I just love to fight. Shit, I’m 34 years old. I don’t do this full time, I do it for fun.”
Emmons will have the opportunity to have fun inside the cage one last time on Jan. 23.