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15th ranked Middleweight Francis Carmont has been released by the UFC.
Carmont has lost three consecutive fights, two unanimous decision losses to Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and C.B. Dolloway, and most recently a second round knockout loss to Thales Leites. Prior to his losing streak, Carmont put together an eleven-fight winning streak, six of which came in the UFC; including victories over Chris Camozzi, Lorenz Larkin, Tom Lawler and Costa Philippou.
The Tristar product announced his UFC release 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.