Rafaello Oliveira Considered Retiring From MMA After Gomi Fight Fell Through

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UFC lightweight fighter Rafaello Oliveira was so distraught after finding out that his Affliction: Trilogy fight against Takanori Gomi was canceled a week before the pay-per-view that he considered retiring from MMA.

Oliveira, who was only 27 years old at the time, had competed in 10 pro MMA fights prior to the proposed Gomi fight in August 2009, but a win over “The Fireball Kid” would have undoubtedly been the biggest of his career.

Rafaello Oliveira Considered Retiring From MMA After Gomi Fight Fell Through originally appeared on MMA Fighting on Tue, 16 Mar 2010 11:22:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.

 

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