Craig White Says He Was Cut The Day After Visiting The UFC Performance Institute


Craig White competed twice under the UFC banner, but there isn’t going to be a third fight for White in the UFC.

The fighter was cut by the UFC a few days after visiting the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas.

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“I got back [from the UFC Performance Institute] and the next day I got a call to say I was cut,” White told Eurobash. “I had gone over there and everyone seemed to be helping me and the fact that they wanted me to come over...I thought that maybe things would be a bit different, but because I had already accepted [being released by the UFC] it wasn’t that much of a shock. Other people were more shocked than I was with the news, but I had already accepted it straight after the Dallas fight because I felt I had put on a sh*t performance compared to what I can do. I still haven’t watched the fight back to back that up, but I’m pretty sure that’s how I’d look at it.”

White went winless during his brief stint in the UFC, dropping bouts to the duo of Neil Magny and Diego Sanchez.

A released White didn’t take long to find a new fighting home, as the UFC veteran is returning to Cage Warriors this March.

“Cage Warriors was always where I was going, I essentially class it as my home MMA wise, so I wouldn’t want to compete anywhere else and the fact that they’ve got a way more stacked welterweight division now compared to a year ago [helps]. They’ve got top European talent, they’ve got everyone that you’d want to fight against. You’ve got [Nicolas] Dalby, [Alex] Lohore and [Ross] Houston…that’s just some of the names. Why wouldn’t you want to go in there and compete against those guys?” says White.

Cage Warriors 102 takes place on Saturday, March 2 from the Indigo At The 02 in London, England with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

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