Former UFC Welterweight champion Johny Hendricks retires from MMA. The 34-year-old Hendricks, with a professional record of 18-8, announced his retirement during a recent appearance on MMAJunkie Radio. \u2018Bigg Rigg\u2019 said he is done with MMA and putting his focus back on coaching. \u201cI\u2019m done. I\u2019m retiring,\u201d Hendricks said, \u201cI am getting out of the MMA world. I\u2019ve been thinking about this long and hard for a while. I\u2019m gonna get back to my roots and I\u2019m going to start coaching at All Saints. I coached a little bit of high school last year at Oak Ridge, but I\u2019m making the move over to All Saints. I\u2019m going to start coaching there, start doing those kinds of things. \u201cOne of the things that\u2019s nice is these last seven months, being home, spending time with the kids, not worrying about myself, what I need to do,\u201d Hendricks added. \u201cI was walking around at 200 for three weeks, I was just living the life, I go, \u2018Do we really want to do this?\u2019 I know that I\u2019m more happy to do it, but do we want to do this? Do we want to go through the grind that I used to do. Be gone for long periods of time, put my family second and do those kinds of things? Right now I can\u2019t say that.\u201d Hendricks rough patch starts when he lost\u00a0a narrow split decision to Georges St-Piere at UFC 167, who then went on a self-imposed hiatus from the sport. Jonhy had a chance to win the vacated UFC welterweight title, which he claimed after scoring a decision win over Robbie Lawler at UFC 171. Since then,\u201cBigg Rigg\u201d has won just two of his last eight fights, including a failed move to middleweight division that has seen him knocked out in his last two contests. Johny missed weight in back-to-back fights against Kelvin Gastelum and Neil Magny, accelerating his move up to middleweight, where he failed to make weight against Tim Boetsch. As far as Hendricks is concerned, he is done for good and has no plan of coming back to sports unless a lucrative payday being floated in his direction. We wish the best of luck to a two-time NCAA Division-I wrestling champion in his future endeavors.