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Wednesday, Sep 17, 2014

Francis Carmont Reporting He’s Been Cut by UFC

Francis Carmont (right) (photo via UFC.com)

By FCF Staff

After having his climb up the UFC’s middleweight ranks arrested by a three fight losing streak, Francis Carmont has announced he’s been cut by the promotion.

The news comes not long after the 31 year-old Carmont was knocked out by Thales Leites in August, which followed decision defeats to “Jacare” Souza and CB Dollaway.

Carmont relayed the news of his dismissal via his Facebook page:

I announce that after 6 win and 3 defeat, I am no longer a UFC fighter. However it is with determination that I will continue my career in combat sports. A friend told me, after my loss against Thales, ” You will come to understand it is the best thing that could’ve happen for your career, it’ll make you stronger.” At that moment i did not quiet understand, and after reflecting i came to auto-criticize myself. I come to the conclusion that in sports just like in life, there are many and different stages. By looking for perfection on my technique, i slowly estrange myself from the combat by instinct. Seeking to score points instead of finishing my opponent. My last loss pushes me to grow everyday. Life is a learning path and my career is far from finish. Thank you very much for your constant support.

Prior to the defeats the Tristar middleweight had won six straight in the UFC, which included victories over vets like Costas Philippou, Lorenz Larkin, Chris Camozzi, and Tom Lawlor.

Carmont currently holds a pro record of 22-10.

posted by FCF Staff @ 12:40 pm
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