After three consecutive loses,middleweight contender Francis Carmont (22-10) will no longer be competing in the Zuffa owned banner. As of today, the French mixed martial artist who trains alongside former UFC welterweight champion at Tristar Gym in Montreal announced the shocking news via his Facebook fan page.
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’s most recent loss was to MMA veteran Thales Leites by knockout in the second round last month at UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. dos Anjos. Before his three-fight losing skid, Carmont won 11 straight fights, most of them either by rear-naked choke, armbar, or TKO.
He still remains a top middleweight prospect in my opinion and will mostly likely sign with Bellator MMA since they are currently in the midst of rebuilding their divisions.