UFC releases fighter for competing in Boxing match while under contract

Dashon Johnson

After releasing Dashon Johnson recently, the UFC has revealed there were further circumstances surrounding the termination of his contract than simply his 0-2 skid.

The UFC informed 411Mania that Johnson’s release from the promotion came as a result of a breach of contract when he competed in a Boxing match last August.

“UFC athletes are permitted to take part in grappling competitions so long as they provide notice to our matchmakers. We do not permit our athletes to take part in striking competitions while under contract.”

Johnson was 9-0 prior to being signed by the UFC, where he dropped back to back submission losses to Jake Matthews and Godofredo Castro.