Paul Redmond has been released from his UFC contract.
The Irish fighter informed the42 that he was given the bad news earlier today.
This story doesn’t come as a huge shock. After all, the UFC have entered into something of a talent-cutting tizzy as of late, in an attempt to reduce the size of a roster that has become swollen in recent months.
Given that the Team Ryano representative had lost both of his fights since joining the organization, he was always a likely candidate for the chop.
“Redser” himself was aware of this, as he expressed concern over his job-security in an August interview with Paul Dollery.
“I genuinely thought I was going to be cut after the last fight but I haven’t heard anything yet so I’m still unsure”, said the amiable featherweight.
The tough 29-year-old last fought in July at UFC Fight Night 72, which took place in Glasgow. On that occasion he was taken out in the first round by Scotland’s own Robert Whiteford. Previously, Redmond had been beaten by Mirsad Bektic via unanimous decision in Stockholm. He had taken that fight on very short-notice.
Redmond may have lost twice, but he is perhaps a little unlucky not to have been given one more chance to prove his worth.
The fighter, however, seems to be taking the news philosophically, as he tweeted this message to his fans.
Ah well, was fun while it lasted….
— Paul Redmond (@RedserMma) November 23, 2015