Maximum Fighting Championship releases Richie Hightower

You know it’s a bad day when you get released from the Maximum Fighting Championship (MFC).

The Ultimate Fighter season six contestant Richie Hightower (8-4) fought one fight for the UFC in 2007, lost via TKO to fellow cast member Troy Mandaloniz in the Finale and was subsequently released from the organization.

Fast forward three fights and three years. During that time, Hightower fought for three different promotions where he won one, lost one and had one no contest.

He was then picked up by the MFC,where he  fought one bout for the organization in May of this year, losing via first round submission to Gavin Neil.

Eventually everyone loses. Few people will get released from a promotion after just one loss. However, according to an MFC press release received on Sunday, Hightower turned down at least one fight on an upcoming card.

“Since then, Hightower has declined other opportunities to fight, including a proposed matchup for MFC 27 upcoming on Nov. 12.”

Now combine an unwillingness to fight when a promotion needs you with a loss, then you are pushing it. And evidently it pushed MFC Owner/President Mark Pavelich over the edge,

“The Maximum Fighting Championship is about elite competition and we only want fighters in our organization who are willing to compete at the highest level. We wish Mr. Hightower good luck in his future endeavours.”