Heavyweight fighter Maurice Greene has been released by the UFC after his latest defeat on Saturday night at UFC On ESPN 24.
“When one door closes another one opens,” Greene stated as he announced the news on Instagram. “I have had ups and downs with the #ufc and today that relationship comes to an end. Look at the bright side I’m still in the best shape of my life. I’m physically and mentally #stronger than ever and the next chapter I am excited for. This game is unforgiving but hey I’m down for the challenge of making my name with a new promotion or the road back. The best is yet to come.”
‘The Crochet Boss’ started his UFC career promisingly enough, racking up three wins in a row, but he’s since slumped to just one win in his last five fights.
Greene had been TKO’d by Greg Hardy last year, but the final straw was a unanimous decision defeat against Marcos Rogerio de Lima this past weekend, leaving his overall UFC record at 4-4 and overall career run sliding to 9-6.
The 34-year-old did have the distinction of picking up two arm-triangle submissions during his time in the UFC though, and it seems like he’s now willing to take his skills to another promotion and attempt to rediscover that kind of form.