UFC fighter Sean Salmon is seen as one of the most accessible and open fighters out there today so his announcement today came as no surprise. No we didn’t hear from a chain of rumors and hearsay that Salmon was leaving the UFC, at least temporarily. Our
rivals friends at UFC Junkie have sponsored UFC fighter Sean Salmon from the beginning of his UFC career and the full-time fighter has penned numerous articles for them detailing his preparation for fights as well as post fight thoughts. Today the announcement was more toned down as the collegiate wrestler announced he would be leaving the UFC for time being to compete in other organizations.
In the article Salmon discusses his first 2 losses and dishes interesting details on an injury he suffered just days before his matchup with light heavyweight contender Rashad Evans at Fight Night 8. Salmon rolled his ankle rather severely before the fight but gave his all in winning the first round before being knocked out by a kick to the head.
Looking to bounce back Salmon went into UFC 71 with confidence (perhaps too much) as a quick outside takedown attempt but got caught in a guillotine choke and was forced to quickly tap out. The loss was a second blemish on his UFC record and looking to improve his stocks with fans and the brass of the organization Salmon has opted to postpone his final fight on his current UFC contract to a later date.
MMAFrenzy.com wishes Sean the best in his fights outside of the UFC and for a successful return to the octagon.