Brazilian fighter Francimar Barroso was one of seven fighters who were reportedly cut from the UFC in the last few days.
While most fighters would be saddened to be out of a job, an enthusiastic Barroso is happy to be gone from the organization.
“We’ve been negotiating with the UFC for the longest time. We’ve been discussing my weight class change. I sent them a proposal for a different contract, I was trying to get a better deal, but they hadn’t given me an answer until last week. They got in touch and informed me I was being released from my contract. That was no problem at all. My managers celebrated that, because it was something we all wanted,” Barroso said to Globo Esporte.
Barroso went 4-4-0-1NC during his time in the UFC, with those victories coming over Ednaldo Oliveira, Ryan Jimmo, Elvis Mutapcic and Darren Stewart.
The fighter shouldn’t be on the unemployment line for long because he has already received two offers from other organizations.
“I have two proposals from two different organizations, and I’ve have had them for a while now, since last year. I just needed a position from the UFC. They’re both really good deals, even better than the one I had with the UFC at the moment,” says Barroso.
There is no word at this time as to which organizations made the offers to Barroso, but the fighter is now free to sign with whomever he chooses.
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