UFC releases middleweight, Deron Winn from UFC contract amid subsequent injury suffered at the promotion’s Performance Institute

Deron Winn, who was scheduled to fight Julian Marquez at UFC Vegas 66, has been released from his contract with the UFC after suffering an injury. 

The middleweight fighter has been working out at the UFC Performance Institute in preparation for his next bout.  Unfortunately, this is where he tumbled down a flight of stairs and had a concussion. Winn himself later confirmed that he fainted following that injury.

Winn may not have suffered a serious injury, but he has already started to face consequences. His fight with Marquez was canceled right away, and he is no longer under contract with UFC. Damon Martin, an MMA Fighting reporter has confirmed the contract termination through his recent tweet.

“Deron Winn has been released from the UFC, per officials,” Martin said in his tweet.

“Winn was originally supposed to compete at UFC Vegas 66 but dropped off the card after he fainted and fell down some stairs at the UFC PI.” Martin added.

UFC enthusiasts and Winn fans were curious to know the reaction of Winn. The 33-year-old fighter has used Twitter to share some of his news. He was undoubtedly not pleased with the decision made by UFC officials. 

“Being released after a freak accident on their (the UFC) property the week before Christmas,” Deron Winn said in his tweet. “Man, “it’s business not personal” has never been more real (face palm emoji).” 

Later the American mixed martial artist posted a video on Instagram and shared some details about his whole experience with UFC and how he wants things to happen next.

”I just wish it would’ve happened a different way. But that being said, UFC will never define me or who I am as a person and a man.”


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The good news for the fans is that Deron is not done fighting. He wishes to come back stronger than ever. In order for the fighter to continue his career in mixed martial arts, he will just need to find another MMA promotion. 

”I don’t think I’m done. I’m going to sit down with (Daniel Cormier) and others and see what my options are going forward in this free agency time. I’m definitely willing to fight in the future.”

Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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