How Do You Retire in UFC 4? | Explained

Building up your fighter from scratch, and then eventually becoming a champion is one of the best accomplishments that you can achieve in the game.

However, even the best fighters have an expiration date.

In this page, we will explain how you can retire in Career Mode in UFC 4, if the game can retire you, and what factors are considered in order to retire.

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How Do You Retire in UFC 4?

In UFC 4's Career Mode there are only two ways to retire. When your fighter reaches 'G.O.A.T Status', or when your fighter's longevity meter reaches its capacity.

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When a fighter reaches GOAT status, they will be given the option to retire or continue fighting.

However, when a fighter's longevity meter becomes full, the game will force the fighter to retire, regardless of record (or newly signed contract), and even if the fighter has GOAT status.

What is the Longevity Meter?

The longevity meter is a way to measure how long a fighter's career can last, based on how much damage they have endured.

The more damage that your fighter takes, in the form of strikes, the shorter that a fighter's career will last.

ufc 4 longevity bar

When your longevity meter becomes fully red, you'll be forced to retire.

In theory, if you had two fighters and one of them attained first round knockouts his entire career, and the second fighter went through all the rounds for his entire career...

The first fighter's career would last much longer than the second one, as he absorbed much less strikes due to being able to finish the fight quickly.

Every fighter in career mode has a longevity meter.

What Happens When a Fighter Retires in UFC 4?

When your fighter retires in UFC 4 (willingly or forced), you will no longer be able to play as your fighter in the game.

Your fighter's status will display on the home screen as 'Retired' with a picture of the UFC gloves worn down, on the tile.

UFC career retirement

Your fighter's record will remain intact, however you won't be able to use any of your fighter's skills and stats that you've built up over your playing time.

How to Become the GOAT in UFC 4

In order for your fighter to reach GOAT status, you'll have to achieve half of the performance goals, and half of the promotion goals.

We've listed all of the performance and promotion goals below.

Performance Goals

  1. 15 Submissions
  2. 9 Fight of the Night bonuses
  3. 12 Knockouts
  4. 17 Consecutive Wins
  5. 17 Fight Finishes
  6. 11 Performance Bonuses
  7. 35 UFC Fights
  8. 11 Consecutive UFC Titile Defenses
  9. 24 UFC Wins
  10. Becoming a Two Division Champion

Promotion Goals

  1. $15.1 Million in Career Earnings
  2. $2.4 Million Pay Per View Buys
  3. 8 Million Followers
  4. 19 Pay Per View Main Events

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