Hot on the heels of Melvin Guillard, another UFC veteran Ivan Menjivar has been shown the exit door by the promotion.
Menjivar had just suffered his third defeat in a row, a unanimous decision loss to Hatsu Hioki at the start of the month, so it’s likely he was already braced for the possibility of bad news.
It’s hard to believe that Menjivar is only 31 years-old as he seems to have been around for a long time. His first appearance in the UFC came all the way back at UFC 48 in 2004, suffering a loss to Matt Serra.
It took him seven years to return to the Octagon, including a four year hiatus from the sport, finally making his way back when the WEC folded into the UFC.
Things started promisingly for him upon his return, notching up three victories in a row which suggested he could be ready to make a title push at 135lbs, but he started to falter after that and had only won one of his last four bouts before being released.
It’s believed that Menjivar is still interested in continuing to compete, though even throughout his UFC career he still held down a job in security at Montreal airport.