Controversial women’s strawweight fighter Angela Magana has confirmed she’s been released by the UFC following her third loss in a row since joining the UFC in December of 2014.
“I immediately asked for a rematch with #ufc and they have released me after dropping 3 losses in a row,” Magana wrote on Twitter. “I’m thankful for the opportunities afforded to me through my journey with @ufc and am currently headed to the gym to train for my next win. #yourmajesty.”
Technically, Magana is actually on a five-fight winning streak as she was coming off a couple of losses when she was recruited by the UFC to appear in The Ultimate Fighter Season 20, which was to crown a new champion for their brand new 115lb weight class.
Magana lost to Aisling Daly in the preliminary round of the show, but will still offered a contract to compete and since then has tasted defeat against Tecia Torres, Michelle Waterson and most recently Amanda Cooper.
The 34-year-old won few friends due to her outspoken views during her time in the UFC, particularly after what was perceived by many to be a sustained bullying campaign against Brazilian star Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino in which she repeatedly made fun of her looks on social media.
That tactic came back to haunt her when ‘Cyborg’ confronted her face-to-face during this year’s ‘UFC Fighters Retreat’ in Las Vegas and then punched her in the face.
Magana received a backlash from both fans and her fellow fighters after she then went to the police about the incident, despite having provoked the altercation.