Chris Camozzi says his future is “not tied to being in the UFC.” | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Chris Camozzi has been released from his contract with Ultimate Fighting Championship following four straight losses, two of which came via split decision.
UFC officials confirmed the decision to Sherdog.com following a post by Camozzi on PerformanceMMA.com.
“I knew this [Rafael] Natal fight was win or move on, probably for both of us,” Camozzi wrote. “In my heart I felt like I had done enough to win. I left my UFC contract in the judges hands. They felt like I lost and getting cut is what comes with that decision. It is unfortunate that MMA judging and statistical fight analysis is so far off. Instead of looking back I am going to look forward, look forward to building my MMA career.
“I am thankful the UFC gave me the opportunity to fight the best in the World. They treated me fair and gave me a lot of great experiences and the opportunity to meet some amazing MMA fans. At the end of the day I am a MMA fighter at heart. That means my future is not tied to being in the UFC. My future in MMA will continue. I am in the gym already working on all aspects of my fighting skills.”
Camozzi compiled a 7-6 record under the UFC banner. His last outing at UFC Fight Night “Jacare vs. Mousasi 2” was of the controversial variety, as two of Sherdog.com’s virtual judges saw the fight in favor of Camozzi.