We all grew up with this character that Sylvester Stallone shared with us through a series of movies.

If you love Rocky Balboa, then "Creed 2" is going to be bittersweet for you:  Because it's the last time you'll ever see him. Sylvester Stallone announced yesterday that he's retiring the character.

He posted a behind-the-scenes video from the movie, saying, quote,

"I couldn't be happier as I step back because my story has been told, there's a whole new world that's going to be opening up with the audience, with this generation.

"Now Michael B. Jordan will have to carry the mantle."

And in the caption he added, quote,

"I just want to thank everyone around the whole wide World for taking the Rocky family into their hearts for over 40 years.

"It's been my Ultimate privilege to have been able to create and play this meaningful character.  Though it breaks my heart, sadly all things must pass."

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