In a recent Facebook post, Joey “The KO King” Gomez has announced that he was cut from the UFC roster and in the process has announced that he will be retiring from MMA competition.
Joey Gomez posted this on his Facebook account.
So after one short my UFC career and career in fighting is over 😑. I was released from the promotion late last week. I needed some time to cope with everything that transpired so here you go it’s fb official. I’ve accomplished more than I could ever imagine with fighting and sacrificed so much time with my family that it’s time for change. thank you everyone past and present that helped me accomplish my dreams if you didn’t get tagged don’t worry I know who you are. I said before I hang them up I wanted at least 10 pro fights so tha leaves me 2 more. But before I can think about that I have make my family the priority. Thank you everyone again #koking #4eva
“The KO King” Joey Gomez ends his professional MMA career with an 6-2 record. In eight professional fights he holds victories over Kin Moy, Jeremy Pender and Robbie Leroux. Joey Gomez joined the UFC in the winter of 2016 where he made his promotion debut against Rob Font but was defeated via second round TKO (punches). After failing to capture his first win against Rob Font, Gomez returned to the cage in September to take on Jose Alberto Quinonez. Joey Gomez and Jose Quinonez fought to a decision with Jose taking the victory via unanimous decision, bringing Gomez’s UFC record to 0-2. Gomez will later be released by the promotion.
Joey Gomez retires with an 6-2 MMA record while fighting under the banners of UFC, CES, ECFC, Reality Fighting and CZ. Below we have embeded one of Joey’s finest fights against Robbie Leroux where he showcases why he was given the nickname “The KO King”.