Saidyokub Kakhramonov says UFC released him: ‘Feels like they brought me in to lose’

Saidyokub Kakhramonov is puzzled that he got his walking papers from the UFC.

According to the 27-year-old, he’s been released by the promotion after just three fights. He most recently was submitted by Said Nurmagomedov this past December in a fight he was in firm control of.

But prior to that, Kakhramonov (10-3 MMA, 2-1 UFC) won his first two octagon bouts against Trevin Jones and Ronnie Lawrence, which is why his release came as a surprise to him.

“Before you see my name on the ufc Roster watch lol UFC releasing me after 1 lost smh. I never had fair shake in the ufc 3 fights almost in 2 years. Every time I walked into cage it felt like my debut. Sh*t 3 fights in 2 years? Feels like they brought me in to lose.”

Kakhramonov says he wasn’t given a reason for why he was released. He had his eye next on unbeaten Japanese prospect Rinya Nakamura, who knocked out Toshiomi Kazama in Round 1 this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 218 to win the “Road to the UFC” bantamweight tournament.

“Nope. First told us wait until May or shop around then yesterday they said they want to release me. I was actually looking at that newcomer Japanese fighter Nakamura. Looked amazing I thought that would be a great challenge for me.”

Story originally appeared on MMA Junkie