The writing was on the wall after his second defeat in a row at UFC 122 earlier in the month and now it’s been confirmed that Seth Petruzelli has once again been released from the promotion.
The news leaves Petruzelli with the dubious distinction of having never won a fight in the UFC despite two spells in the promotion, going 0-4 overall since first emerging on The Ultimate Fighter season 2.
Petruzelli’s main claim to fame still lies outwith the promotion in an infamous fight for Elite XC in which he TKO’d Kimbo Slice in just 14 seconds.
That was one of four victories he had secured following his first spell in the UFC that earned him a recall earlier this year, but losses to Ricardo Romero and Karlos Vemola in the space of five months has convinced the promotion to cut him loose once again.
It appears Petruzelli knew what was coming. On November 15th after his latest defeat in Germany he posted the following on his twitter account.
“So many thoughts running through my head at this point. am i done with fighting? do i want this anymore? why and who am I fighting for? Whatever the answers are that i find, thank all of you for making these past 11 years of my MMA life better than many mens entire lives. Your support and love pushed me and made me who i am today. right now im putting my energy, heart and drive of my fight career into my gym, and my other endeavors. being beat by a guy on paper i should have smashed hurts horribly.”
The 30 year-old leaves the UFC with his career record standing at 12-6.