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UFC releases Francis Carmont

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Francis Carmont's UFC run has come to an end for now.

The Frenchman announced on his Facebook page that he is no longer in the UFC after a record of 6-3 inside the Octagon as a middleweight.

I announce that after 6 win and 3 defeat, I am no longer a UFC fighter. However it is with determination that I will continue my career in combat sports. A friend told me, after my loss against Thales, " You will come to understand it is the best thing that could've happen for your career, it'll make you stronger." At that moment i did not quiet understand, and after reflecting i came to auto-criticize myself. I come to the conclusion that in sports just like in life, there are many and different stages. By looking for perfection on my technique, i slowly estrange myself from the combat by instinct. Seeking to score points instead of finishing my opponent. My last loss pushes me to grow everyday. Life is a learning path and my career is far from finish. Thank you very much for your constant support.

Carmont, who trains out of the Tristar Gym in Montreal and has often been cornered by his good friend Georges St-Pierre, won his first six UFC fights, defeating Chris Camozzi, Magnus Cedenblad, Karlos Vemola, Tom Lawlor, Lorenz Larkin and Costas Philippou. However, he has since been stuck in a three-fight losing streak, most recently getting knocked out by Thales Leites last month after losses to Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza and C.B. Dollaway.

In fact, this current three-fight losing skid snapped an 11-fight winning streak for the 32-year-old Carmont. As he mentioned in his Facebook post, he plans on continuing his MMA career outside of the UFC.

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