Ross Houston is no longer the Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion as the fighter has been released by the promotion.
Kedu Uchegbu of Black Panther Sports, who represents Houston, issued the following statement on the fighter’s status to MMA Fighting:
“Ross has been released. The negotiation was between the solicitors and very amicable. The terms of the agreement are covered by a non-disclosure agreement but both parties have wished each other well. Ross is negotiating with three companies at present for an April fight. We are looking for fights outside the U.K. to grow his viral fan base. At present, he isn’t looking at signing with any company that is based in the U.K. or Ireland solely.”
Cage Warriors CEO Graham Boylan also issued the following statement to MMA Fighting on their former welterweight champions release:
“Ross Houston & Cage Warriors have decided to part ways by mutual agreement. Ross Houston has thanked Cage Warriors for the work Cage Warriors has done in getting his career to this stage. Ross is now a free agent.”
Houston became the Cage Warriors Welterweight Champion with a split decision win over Stefano Paterno at Cage Warriors 98 in October of 2018. Houston last competed at Cage Warriors 106 in June of 2019, fighting Nicolas Dalby to a no contest.