Ross Pointon (4-8 MMA, 0-2 UFC), a cast member on The Ultimate Fighter 3, is apparently done in the UFC for now, signing with Britian’s Cage Rage. Pointon failed to impress during his time in the UFC losing on TUF finale to Rory Singer. Invited back to compete at UFC Fight Night 8 in January, Pointon suffered another loss, this time to Rich Clementi. His time in the UFC has apparently come to an end as Pointon has signed withÂ Cage Rage according to their official website.
Obviously Pointon is far from a “star” of the UFC never recording a win in the octagon. With Cage Rage 21 happening the same night as UFC 70 and both events going down in England we had to expect Pointon’s signing to get a little extra boost with some well placed adjectives. Here’s how Cage Rage describes the sub-.500 fighter:
“…one the most charismatic and well rounded fighters around…”
Pointon will be fighting on April 21st at Cage Rage 21 against current their current British lightweight champ Abdul Mohamed, who will be fighting up a weight class to take on Pointon.
The news is not shocking but somewhat surprising as some rumors had indicated Pointon was remaining in the UFC to fight Dave Menne at UFC 70. The move’s not shocking but you have to give Cage Rage credit for signing a former-UFC fighter and semi-recognized name to fight in their event that is directly comepting with UFC 70.