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.

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Trey Downey
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A Central Florida native, Trey Downey's interest in MMA came after a trip to Blockbuster and the rental of UFC 47 on VHS. He has been blogging about the sport since 2011 and hosted a podcast called The TD Experience focusing on football and MMA (touchdowns and takedowns). Trey studied radio and television at the University of Central Florida and will soon be attending the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. Trey enjoys watching sports, pro wrestling and is an avid runner.