WSOF Grants Former Welterweight Champion Steve Carl Release from Contract

By Tristen Critchfield Nov 5, 2014
Steve Carl is looking ahead after a four-fight stint with World Series of Fighting. | Photo: Keith Mills/

Former World Series of Fighting welterweight champion Steve Carl is officially a free agent. confirmed with a WSOF official on Wednesday that the Las Vegas-based promotion released Carl from his contract. first reported the story.

Carl recently took to Twitter to air his frustrations with an infrequent fight schedule that saw him compete just three times over the past two years. The Belle Plaine, Iowa, native posted a 3-1 mark with the promotion overall, capturing 170-pound gold with a fourth-round submission triumph over Josh Burkman at WSOF 6.

Carl dropped the title in his next outing, tapping to a Rousimar Palhares heel hook at WSOF 9 this past March. The 29-year-old is 21-4 overall as a professional, including a 2-2 stint with Bellator MMA from 2010 to 2011.

“I secured my release from WSOF today!” Carl wrote Wednesday on Twitter. “Sucks it had to come to this, but time to take a step forward and leave it behind me.”


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