Elias Theodorou Reports He’s Been Contacted by Multiple Organizations Following UFC Release
By FCF Staff
Following Elias Theodorou’s somewhat surprising release from the UFC, the Canadian fighter is reporting he’s received multiple offers from other organizations.
Theodorou was let go by the UFC, after he lost by unanimous decision to Derek Brunson last month. The move surprised many throughout MMA, since the 31-year-old had gone 8-3 in the Octagon.
More recently the middleweight spoke with MMA Junkie, and while discussing his release, Theodorou said this:
“There are many organizations that have already reached out that pretty much pay what the UFC pays in some capacity,” Theodorou said. “And now with the avenue of having sponsors potentially involved, there are avenues I could make the same money as a UFC fighter elsewhere.”
“…I have no ill will toward the UFC. I don’t think being upset about it does anyone good. Especially myself. I don’t want to burn any bridges, but I also want to look at it in the positive aspects where I’m happy and healthy, and I’ve been successful in 20 of my professional times.”
Theodorou made his way into the UFC in 2014, following a run on TUF Nations.