After seven-years with the promotion it appeared as if the French kick boxer had been released from his duties as a fighter for the promotion and the MMA world went into instant shock.
Later it would be revealed that Kongo turned down the UFC’s contract extension and left the promotion on his own terms following his last contracted bout against Roy Nelson at UFC 159.
Kongo took to Facebook.com yesterday to tell his side:
“Don’t believe he said- she said stories (translated from French). “I have not been cut by the UFC. I am Cheick Kongo so I know BEST what’s NEXT for me. It doesn’t mean that I am leaving the UFC, it doesn’t mean that I am staying, it means this is my LIFE.
“Do not believe what we tell you. I am in the best position to know what happened to my career in the UFC. AND do not worry. For the moment, be aware that in no case the UFC not dismissed me and I am on very good terms with the American organization.”