After going only 4-4 in the organization, Charlie Brenneman has been released by the UFC. Brenneman’s departure comes on the heels of back to back losses to Kyle Noke and Erick Silva.
The 31-year-old welterweight all but confirmed his departure via his Twitter account this morning. However, in an interview with Bloody Elbow’s Steph Daniels (aka @CrooklynMMA), Brenneman went into further detail about the new development in his career path:
“I got a call from my manager/trainer, Mike Constantino. He just said it as succinctly as possible, which is how I prefer it, ‘It’s not good, you’re cut.’ “
“I’m not closing the book on anything. The UFC is where I want to be, and it’s where I will be again. I give up a lot to fight. I don’t live with my wife. I live in New Jersey so I can devote myself to training, when all my family lives in Pennsylvania. It’s not a question of drive and passion. I have plenty of that. When that drive naturally expires, then I’ll think about stopping.”
Brenneman holds notable wins over Jason High and Rick Story, but has struggled of late, recording only one victory in the past year. For more information on Brenneman’s future in MMA, check out the full interview here, and stay tuned to ProMMANow.com for all your breaking UFC news, notes and commentary.