Liz Carmouche Is Pained By UFC Release

It was revealed yesterday that one time UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title challenger and one time UFC Women’s Flyweight Title challenger Liz Carmouche was released by the promotion.

Carmouche, who was doing promotional work for the UFC when the organization made the cut, admits that she is pained by the whole situation.

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“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.”

A now free agent Carmouche went 5-5-0 in the UFC, scoring notable wins over Jessica Andrade, Lauren Murphy and Katlyn Chookagian

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