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Jorge Rivera Decides to Keep Fighting

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UFC middleweight Jorge Rivera was facing quite the dilemma entering UFC 133 - if he lost, was he done with the sport of MMA? At 39 years old, no one would blame him if he was. He's had a long and fulfilling career that has included 14 fights in the octagon. It turned out that he came up short and dropped a decision to Constantinos Philippou, but it appears that Rivera will press on with his MMA career anyway according to MMA Junkie:

The fighter's representatives at Alchemist Management today told the 39-year-old plans to continue competing inside the octagon.

It is unknown if the UFC would agree with that assessment at this point, considering Rivera has lost two fights in a row now. He was on a three-fight winning streak before that though, and the UFC seems intent on trying to put together the elusive Jorge Rivera vs. Alessio Sakara fight, so we'll have to wait and see. Rivera has the advantage of usually being exciting in the cage, which is something Dana White loves in fighters.


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