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UFC Part Ways with Mike Breeden Despite Thrilling UFC 294 Comeback Victory

In the rollercoaster world of the UFC, sometimes even a thrilling victory isn't enough to secure your spot on the roster. Mike Breeden, the fighter who made headlines with a remarkable comeback win at UFC 294, is now officially a free agent, no longer under the UFC banner.

Breeden, at the age of 34, was given his walking papers by the UFC, as confirmed by an inside source. His third-round TKO triumph over Anshul Jubli at UFC 294 marked the final bout on his contract, and the promotion chose not to extend his tenure.

This decision by the UFC is not without its controversies. Breeden's lone UFC victory, a memorable one, came with a hint of adversity. Prior to his bout, he missed weight by 3.5 pounds. The plot thickens as he revealed that the weight miss was attributed to a staph infection he had contracted before traveling to Abu Dhabi.

Breeden's journey within the UFC was far from a cakewalk, with his octagon career pockmarked by a decision loss to Natan Levy and knockout defeats at the hands of short-notice opponents Alexander Hernandez and Terrance McKinney. It's a stark reminder of the unforgiving nature of the fight game, where opportunities are hard-earned, and one's position is never guaranteed.

Despite the challenges, Mike Breeden's spirited comeback at UFC 294 will be etched in the annals of UFC history, showcasing his resilience and fighting spirit. As he enters the next chapter of his career as a free agent, the MMA world eagerly awaits what's next for this determined fighter, and who knows, a triumphant return to the UFC may not be too far on the horizon.


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