EXCLUSIVE | Jason Knight released by the UFC

Jason Knight has been released by the UFC.

“They cut me after that last loss,” Knight told BJPENN.com this week.

Knight has been fighting for the UFC since 2015 and has recorded nine fights inside the Octagon. After losing his first fight on the organization, Knight won four in a row over the likes of Jim Alers, Dan Hooker, Alex Caceres, and Chas Skelly. The winning streak put Knight into the rankings and many believed he could very well be a future title contender.

However, he then fought Ricardo Lamas and lost the fight by TKO in the first round. That loss set Knight back, as he would then lose his next three fights with his most recent fight being at UFC 230 in November against Jordan Rinaldi.

After the fight, he didn’t hear anything from the UFC for a few weeks, until he got the news of his release.

“About two weeks after the last loss they sent me an e-mail and went ahead and relinquished my contract,” Knight told BJPENN.com. “Sean Shelby said just win a couple of fights and we will be back in there. We are looking at Bellator, ONE [Championship] or something like that. Here in the next month or so once I know my gym is doing good I will get back to the grind and try to get Bellator, ONE Championship and get a new contract.”

Stay tuned for further updates on the career of Jason Knight as they emerge.

This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 1/10/2019.