Francis Carmont Released by the UFC After Three Straight Losses

September 17, 2014
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Francis CarmontAfter nine fights inside the UFC Octagon, French middleweight Francis Carmont has been released by the organization.

The 32-year-old Tristar Gym-trained Carmont released a statement on Wednesday via his official Facebook page.

“I announce that after 6 win and 3 defeat, I am no longer a UFC fighter,” wrote Carmont. “However it is with determination that I will continue my career in combat sports.”

Carmont made his promotional debut at UFC 137 in October 2011 and reeled off six consecutive wins, including victories over Chris Camozzi, Tom Lawler, Lorenz Larkin and Costas Philippou. He rose through the ranks, but his winning streak came to an end against title contender Ronaldo “Jaccare” Souza in February. He’s lost his last three fights, but sees his release as a wake-up call.

“A friend told me, after my loss against Thales [Leites], ‘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 quite 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,” wrote the Canadian resident.

“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 every day. Life is a learning path and my career is far from finished. Thank you very much for your constant support,” he wrote.

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  • snapdad

    just as boring as st. pierre, but cant beat anybody

  • drkdisciple

    Maybe Bellator can hire him, put a mask on him and make him part of the Tito vs Bonnar crappy story line!

  • TheCerealKiller

    Please don’t go to Bellatard! Fighters don’t go there to grow, they go there to die.

  • uncle

    Bellator is UFC’s retarded little brother

  • uncle

    They let go Francis, but keep Paulo Thiago
    what a poor choice.

    • shakejunt

      not sure mma is legal in france so his draw factor isn’t there. plus he’s not really exciting. they’ll bring him back at some point if he can get it together.
      Paulo thiago should probably just retire, but I guess he still draws eyes in brazil.

      • uncle

        Nobody in Brazil is going to fights to see
        Paulo Thiago, for what to watch him lose