Mills fought four times inside the UFC Octagon for two wins, a loss and a no contest. In his most recent fight, Mills dropped a split decision to Matt Riddle, which was later overturned to a no contest after Riddle tested positive for drugs.
It wasn’t necessarily the loss the cost Mills his job, it was his performance. UFC president Dana White criticized the U.K. fighter for giving up when he had an opportunity to finish the fight in round three. With a fighter roster bulging at the seems, White is giving much leeway these days.
“Che Mills is the best U.K. welterweight outside of the UFC at the moment, so I’m extremely happy that he has decided to come on board,” Cage Warriors CEO Graham Boylan said upon signing the UFC veteran. “A fighter of his caliber wouldn’t have been short of offers, but the fact that Che has opted to sign for Cage Warriors is proof that the guy is determined to return to the top. I have no doubt that he’ll get there too.
“I’m a big fan of Che Mills. When the UFC recently released a bunch of guys, Che was the one I really wanted to bring in. He comes from a great camp and is always exciting to watch. As is the case with all fighters, I believe Cage Warriors is the perfect platform to help Che to achieve his goals and show the world that they still haven’t seen the best of him.”
Mills previously fought in the Cage Warriors promotion back in 2010 prior to signing with the UFC. Details of his next fight will be announced shortly.
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