You can now add Francis Carmont (pictured) to the growing number of fighters who didn’t pan out in the UFC. The once-promising middleweight announced his release from the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion Wednesday on his official Facebook Fan Page.
Here is Carmont’s complete message:
I announce that after 6 win and 3 defeat, I am no longer a UFC fighter. However it is with determination that I will continue my career in combat sports. A friend told me, after my loss against Thales, ” You will come to understand it is the best thing that could’ve happen for your career, it’ll make you stronger.” At that moment i did not quiet understand, and after reflecting i came to auto-criticize myself. I come to the conclusion that in sports just like in life, there are many and different stages. By looking for perfection on my technique, i slowly estrange myself from the combat by instinct. Seeking to score points instead of finishing my opponent. My last loss pushes me to grow everyday. Life is a learning path and my career is far from finish. Thank you very much for your constant support.
Carmont entered the UFC with much hype in October 2011, and the 32-year-old lived up to much of the hoopla by starting out a perfect 6-0 in the big leagues. Although, four of those six wins were via decision.
Carmont has since dropped three straight scraps, with his most recent loss coming in August’s knockout to Thales Leites.
It appears “Limitless” may have found his limit in the UFC.