Thales LeitesMaximum Fighting Championship on Monday announced that it was stripping light heavyweight champion Trevor Prangley of the title and releasing him from the promotion.

“The move was required when Prangley violated his contract by signing with two smaller organizations while under contract with the MFC,” read a statement announcing the move. “Prangley’s management was informed of the violation after the first offense, but Prangley agreed to fight again outside of the MFC in blatant disregard of his signed exclusive contact.”

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Prangley spoke with MMA Weekly about his release, saying he sought permission from the organization for the bouts but received no response and was only taking them because he was unable to make enough money fighting only for MFC.

In other MFC news, the promotion announced last week that UFC veterans Thales Leites and Dean Lister will square off in the main event of MFC 23 on December 4 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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