Ottman Azaitar Not Released By UFC After Going 'Uncharted' On Fight Island

Ottman Azaitar won't be released from the UFC after all.

UFC President Dana White announced Azaitar's release after he and his teammates allegedly broke protocol on UFC Fight Island, turning the island into their own version of Uncharted or Tomb Raider. White previously said that Azaitar and his team helped sneak someone into the Fight Island bubble, who proceeded to jump from rooftop-to-rooftop before making an escape.

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On Saturday, the UFC boss told ESPN that he was giving Azaitar a "second chance." The promotion subsequently confirmed to MMA Fighting that Azaitar was still under contract.

Azaitar's manager Ali Abdelaziz told ESPN the entire situation was a "misunderstanding," and that was "grateful to the UFC."

Azaitar (13-0) was scheduled to fight Matt Frevola (8-2-1) before the fight was scrapped from UFC 257: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor.

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