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Nick Thompson Retires From MMA To Become Lawyer

04/13/2011 11:35 am ET | Updated Jun 13, 2011

On Monday morning, Nick Thompson was at his desk at O'Flaherty, Heim, Egan and Birnbaum, a Wisconsin law firm in which he specializes in criminal and personal injury law. Less than 36 hours earlier, Thompson was in a cage, fighting the former Olympic wrestler and current Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren. Upon losing a unanimous decision, Thompson, a 29-year-old who once held a place among MMA's top 10 welterweights, retired from competition.

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