Charlie Brenneman on the cusp of UFC welterweight title contention just over a year ago, when he picked up the biggest win of his career against Rick Story.
Following that win, he ended up losing to Anthony Johnson, but followed up with a win over Daniel Roberts. He ended up losing his next two in a row, to Erick Silva back in June and most recently, Kyle Noke at UFC 152.
Brenneman announced this morning via his Twitter account that he had been released from the UFC following his loss to Noke.
Stephie Daniels of BloodyElbow.com reached out to “The Spaniard” following his tweet and he expanded on his tweet.
Basically, I realized after my last fight that I wasn’t in a good situation. A week had passed, and yesterday I got a call from my manager/trainer, Mike Constantino. He just said it as succinctly as possible, which is how I prefer it, ‘It’s not good, you’re cut.’
There’s nothing really to say. I kind of made my own bed, and I hope to get another chance. I lost to Kyle Noke, and when someone says, ‘You got caught early’, I have to counter that by saying that I shouldn’t have left him the opening to hit me. That’s just the way it goes.
I’m not closing the book on anything. The UFC is where I want to be, and it’s where I will be again. I give up a lot to fight. I don’t live with my wife. I live in New Jersey so I can devote myself to training, when all my family lives in Pennsylvania. It’s not a question of drive and passion. I have plenty of that. When that drive naturally expires, then I’ll think about stopping.
No word as to where or when Brenneman will fight next, but keep it locked to MMASucka.com for info as it goes down.