Foupa-Pokam’s agent, Ken Pavia, confirmed the release with MMAjunkie on Monday.
After a December 2007 loss to Murilo Rua, Professor X won seven-straight bouts before signing with the UFC. In his UFC debut, Foupa-Pokam suffered a unanimous decision loss to Denis Kang at UFC 97 in April. Just one week after the loss, he was tapped to replace an injured James Irvin and take on heavy-handed Drew McFedries on May 23 at UFC 98. McFedries needed just 38-seconds to knockout Foupa-Pokam, sending him packing from UFC just over one month after his debut.
According to Pavia, Foupa-Pokam could return to the UFC for a European event, but the main priority is for Professor X to “regain his confidence” with wins outside of the Octagon.
[Pictured: Xavier Foupa-Pokam]