After a four plaus year run in the UFC, lightweight competitor Kajan Johnson has been released by the organization.
It was Johnson who made the announcement through Instagram:
It is with sadness in my heart that I say farewell to the UFC. I spent the majority of my life trying to get in and once I was in I did it my way. I accomplished my dreams and did what I could to effect change within a system that greatly needs it. I am grateful for the blessings and the lessons that I was given and shown in these last 4 years and am truly a better man and fighter because of them. To all those that believed supported me, thank you, I love you. To all those that hated on me and motivated me, thank you, I love you. To whatever awaits me next, I am ready, let’s go! ---------- . . . . #farewell #ufc #freeagent #alwaysmovingforward #benow #grateful #blessed #mma #tristarvancouver #love #lifeswork #lifespassion #martialartist #vancouver #vancity
Johnson earned a 4-3-0 record in the promotion (23-13-1 overall), with those victories coming over Lipeng Zhang, Naoyuki Kotani, Adriano Martins and Stevie Ray. Johnson’s last bout in the organization came at UFC Fight Night Moscow, where he suffered a decision loss to Rustam Khabilov.
A now released Johnson was also an integral part of Project Spearhead, which has been working to unionize the UFC fighters.