The UFC have released two veteran fighters, Charlie Brenneman and Isaac Vallie-Flagg, just days before the end of the year.
Brenneman’s release comes as no great suprise given that the 33 year-old has suffered three losses in a row against Beneil Dariush, Danny Castillo and Leandro Silva this year.
This was his second stint in the UFC after having previously gone 4-4 between 2010 and 2012. In between times he had gone 4-0 on the regional circuit, but it just hasn’t clicked for him inside the Octagon.
“Was released fr @ufc today,” Brenneman wrote on Twitter. “Looking forward to starting the next chapter. Thx to my supporters!”
Vallie-Flagg had also been on a three-fight losing skid against Elias Silverio, Takanori Gomi and Matt Wiman in the past 12 months, with just one win in the UFC prior to that against Yves Edwards.
Before that the 36 year-old had enjoyed a 2-0 stint in the Strikeforce organization and overall has a 14-6-1 career record.
“I would like to thank @ufc @seanshelby joe silva and @danawhite for the opportunity I was givin to fulfill a dream!” Vallie-Flagg wrote after receiving word of his release.
However, Vallie-Flagg believes he still has plenty to offer the sport and is already putting out the feelers to see if he can hook up with his old boss Scott Coker over at Bellator.
“Hey @ScottCoker you guys need anybody over at @BellatorMMA who comes to scrap every fight?” he enquired.