Charlie Brenneman has been dropped by the UFC.
The welterweight wrestling stylist - known as ‚ÄėThe Spaniard‚Äô in tribute to Russell Crowe‚Äôs Gladiator character - announced his departure from the roster via his personal Twitter account.
‚Äú Im gone but not forgotten. Ill be bak soon! Thx @ufc @danawhite for the opportunities, and especially to all my loyal fans!!! C u all soon!‚ÄĚ he wrote.
His departure was prompted by a 1-3 run in his last four fights, culminating in back-to-back losses to Erick Silva and Kyle Noke respectively. He leaves the UFC with a 4-4 record in the organisation.
Brenneman‚Äôs profile increased drastically in June last year when he stepped in to fight Rick Story on a day‚Äôs notice after Nate Marquardt was deemed to have failed his TRT exemption requirements and was removed from the bout.
He beat Story in a shock upset, derailing Story‚Äôs title campaign in the process, but could not maintain that momentum. In his next fights he went on the 1-3 run that presaged his departure from the top MMA league.
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