Esther Lin/MMA FightingFrancis Carmont Released From the UFC Trey Downey September 17, 2014 News, Spotlight Former middleweight contender Francis Carmont has been released from his UFC contract. The Georges St. Pierre protege announced the news with this statement on his Facebook page earlier today. “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.” Carmont quickly climbed up the UFC middleweight rankings by winning his first six fights with the promotion, but once Carmont entered the cauldron of contention his results quickly declined. Carmont dropped consecutive decisions to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and CB Dolloway before suffering a knockout loss to Thales Leites last month. Carmont, who is only thirty two years old will now look to work his way back to the Octagon by piling up some wins outside of the promotion.