Heavyweight fighter Joey Beltran has been released from the UFC following his latest loss at UFC On FOX 2.
Beltran was KO’d by former Strikeforce fighter Lavar Johnson on Saturday night, his fourth loss in his last five UFC fights and so even ‘The Mexicutioner’ himself wasn’t surprised that he was handed his pink slip.
“Posting a 1-4 record my last 5 fights is unacceptable, regardless of how entertaining the fights were,” he told Fighters Only.
The 30 year-old believes he has plenty of fight left him in though, and is ready to move forward and see what comes next.
“This is the next chapter of my career, and one that I am excited for. You will definitely see my ugly face again, so fans don’t worry and haters keep on hating.”
And Beltran holds no grudges against the UFC for their decision.
“I am truly grateful for all the opportunities that I have received from the UFC/Zuffa. I am not sad or hurt by their decision, as I know that winning is the name of the game,”
Beltran leaves with an overall record of 13-7, and given his tough, heavy-handed brawling style he’s sure to be a fighter that will be in demand by other notable promotions.