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Charlie Brenneman cut by the UFC after latest loss

After losses in his last two tilts the UFC has decided to part ways with welterweight Charlie Brenneman. Brenneman had spent the last two years competing under the organization’s banner, compiling a 4-4 record including a sub-minute knockout loss to Kyle Noke a few weeks ago at UFC 152.

News of the release was confirmed by Brenneman on his Twitter page where he did his best to put a positive spin on the situation, writing, I’m gone but not forgotten. I’ll be back soon! Thanks UFC and Dana White for the opportunities, and especially to all my loyal fans!!!”

The 15-5 Brenneman showed a good deal of promise in his early UFC appearances, picking up wins over the likes of Jason High and Rick Story. However, the 31-year old had fallen in three of his last four fights with each involving a first-frame finish. Also hurting his cause, Brenneman himself never scored a stoppage inside the Octagon.


  • Lord Faust says:

    The value of a favour to the UFC, apparently.

  • MickeyC says:

    Not that I am suprised he got cut, again wonder why ufc cuts a game fighter with a bit of name rec. with the amount of shows they plan on putting out in the years to come..And why not just send shit they need the body count.

  • Lord Faust says:

    I’m the last person who would say they’re a fan of Charlie’s. I dislike his style, and really only enjoyed fights where he got finished. That said, his last loss was a terrible stoppage and, given his willingness to be a “team player” as far as Dana is concerned, seeing him cut here irks me.

    Especially when Dana just recently threw Mittrione under the bus for not accepting a last-minute change of opponents.

    As expected, it’s not “what have you done for me”, it’s “what have you done for me lately”.

    Stuff like this is why I actually enjoy seeing fighters tell Dana “thanks, but no thanks” when he offers these quote-UN-quote “opportunities”. In the end, it’s moot apparently.

  • Rece Rock says:

    with all the injuries as of late if I was Charlie I’d stay close to fight shape/ weight… stranger things have happened.

    Hey if not WSOF looks to be hiring.

  • jjdnb says:

    No big lose for the fans… Unless you like that lay and pray thing


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