Carmouche, who was doing promotional work for the UFC when the organization made the cut, admits that she is pained by the whole situation.
“I’m a little bit pained,” Carmouche told MMA Junkie. “They brought me out here and had me doing a lot of media obligations. I went to Arlington Cemetery and was part of the wreath ceremony. They brought me out as a veteran and as a fighter. Then today they had me going to the hospital and talking to different people and different wards – only to find out that I’d been released earlier. The news just finally trickled down to me.”
The released Carmouche was also ranked #4 in the UFC Women’s Flyweight Division at the time she was let go.
Every fighter has a different opinion when it comes to free agency, but Carmouche seems to be looking forward to it.
“It definitely sucks, but at the same time, I know it’s for good reason,” Carmouche said. “There are a lot more positive things in my future. There’s been all different organizations that have been contacting me for years now. And I just expressed my loyalty to the UFC and stayed with the organization. So now I can actually be a free agent and see what the best opportunity is, who is going to have the best fighters, and really I’m looking forward to that aspect of it.”