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UFC lightweight Khama Worthy confirms his promotional release

The UFC has reportedly released or not resigned six fighters, but lightweight Khama Worthy wasted no time in confirming his situation.

Worthy, 35, (16-9-0) debuted in August 2019 at UFC 241 with a short notice TKO win over Devonte Smith. Overall, he went 2-3-0 in the octagon, his last fight being a TKO loss to Jai Herbert at UFC Vegas 41 in October. He took to Instagram to post the following.

I just got word from my management team that I’ve been cut from the UFC.
I just wanted to thank the @ufc and @danawhite for the amazing opportunity!
@iridiumsportsagency and my man @jasonkhouse you guy’s helped me change my life and I can’t thank you enough for that. To of my loyal fans in Pittsburgh and all over the word, I thank you so much for all the support and love🙏🏾.
One door closes and another one opens, this lion still got the huger in him🦁 back on the hunt we go!! #teamdeathstar #positivevibesonly💯

The UFC has not yet confirmed the release of Worthy or the release or non-resigning of the following fighters:

UFC strawweight Randa Markos

UFC light heavyweight Andrew Sanchez

UFC strawweight Livinha Souza 

UFC welterweight Laureano Staropoli

UFC lightweight Teemu Packalen


Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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