<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=438314" target="_blank"> UFC releases Roger Gracie </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=438314" ><img class="photo" src="" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Ivan Raupe of Brazil's Combate is reporting that the UFC declined to renew 6-2 lighehavyweight Roger Gracie's contract, leaving him a free agent.</p>
A below-expected performance and loss to Tim Kennedy cost to Roger Gracie his stay in the UFC. The fight with the American was the last of four-fight contract, which he had signed originally with Strikeforce.
The UFC chose not to renew the Brazilian's contract, so he is now free to negotiate with other events. The information was confirmed by Combate.com with sources close to the organization.
Gracie is considering a return to the light-heavyweight division, to as not suffer so much from the cut to middleweight..
Bellator is looked on favorably by his management team, but nothing formal is set.
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