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UFC releases Sheila Gaff after 0-2 mark in the Octagon

UFC releases Sheila Gaff after 0-2 mark in the Octagon

Bantamweight Sheila Gaff will now go down as a “first” when it comes to UFC’s decision to bring female competitors into the fold, albeit not in the way she was looking for when originally signed by the organization. The 23-year old German has apparently been cut by the promotion after suffering strike-based stoppages in both of her Octagon appearances, making her the first female to ever be released from the roster.

German outlet Ground and Pound was first to report Gaff’s status.

“Disappointments and defeats belong to every fighter in this career, but I will go on. Most of all I am sorry that I could not show my fans what I can really do. In the last two weeks the love and uplifting words from many of my fans have helped,” said Gaff of her reaction to the UFC’s decision.

Gaff fell to both Sara McMann and Amanda Nunes in the first frame of their respective rumbles. She leaves the UFC with a 10-6-1 record and finishes in all of her wins.

  • fanoftna33 says:

    Sucks to get released like this but she didnt show anything in the cage in her two fights. Plus she didnt mind cheap shotting one of my favorite female fighters Jennifer Maia so this is karma.


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