UFC veteran Francisco Trinaldo’s long run in the promotion has finally come to an end as it’s emerged that they opted not to re-sign him after his current deal concluded recently.
Despite being 44-years-old, Trinaldo was still largely holding his own in the UFC’s lightweight and welterweight divisions in recent years, though he is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Randy Brown back in October of last year.
Beyond that though, Trinaldo had actually won five of his last seven fights, beating the likes of Bobby Green, John Makdessi and Jai Herbert at lightweight, before a move up to welterweight saw him pick up victories over Dwight Grant and Danny Roberts.
Trinaldo entire run in the UFC lasted for over a decade, compiling an overall 18-8 record during that time, with some of his other notable wins coming against the likes of Paul Felder, Jim Miller, Evan Dunham and Yancy Medeiros, while he was also a Jungle Fights lightweight champion prior to fighting on TUF Brazil 1 and then signing for the UFC.
At this stage it’s not known whether Trinaldo will continue competing, or if at 44-years-old he’ll see this as the time to call it a career and hang up his gloves for good.