The news came quickly and quietly. Matt Hughes, until a few years ago the best welterweight ever, kind of sort of announced in the not-exactly-nationally-circulated Iowa Daily Gate that, yes, he is fully retired.
But then, the plot thickened a few days later when he backtracked on The MMA Hour broadcast.
So the jury remains confused on the state of affairs here, but it's probably safe to say that the end is either very near or already here for the multi-time UFC champion.
As one of MMA's great careers taxis into the hangar, why not take a moment to celebrate all those memories he left us in the cage? Here's a ranking of his 10 best performances.