When one cage door slams shut, another one opens. At least that’s the outlook John “Doomsday” Howard has decided to endorse following his release from the UFC. Although the welterweight expressed disappointment in the company’s decision, Howard understands losing three consecutive Octagon scraps is grounds for termination.
The 28-year-old started off his Octagon career with a perfect 4-0 mark, but quickly found himself on a three-fight losing skid when the level of competition stiffened. Howard dropped successive bouts to Jake Ellenberger, Thiago Alves and most recently Matt Brown at “UFC on Versus 4.”
In a video blog released on Monday, the slugger stated his primary concern was partnering with a promotion that paid him the most dollars. Because if it don’t make dollars, then it don’t make sense…
“My plans right now is to either go to Bellator or Dream, or something else,” Howard vaguely stated.”Whoever makes me the best offer I’m gonna go there and make some money. That’s my goal right now.”
Speaking of getting paid, Howard knows he received great exposure during his tenure with the UFC. He fully intends on milking that connection for all it’s worth when it’s time to hit the negotiating tables.
“To the UFC, Dana White and Joe Silva, thank you for the opportunity, but right now, I’m a UFC veteran and I’m gonna make some money off that name,” Howard said in closing. “I’m gonna make a lot more money now, probably (minor chuckle).”
Howard holds a 14-7 professional record overall, with 10 of his wins coming via devastating finish.