Featherweight Austin Springer has announced his retirement from MMA following his release from the UFC last Thursday.
Springer made his UFC debut in his last fight, losing to Alex Caceres last August via rear naked choke. The fight was Springer’s 16th as a pro.
“Yesterday I was informed that the UFC has decided to fire me. They were pissed that I missed weight, and decided rather than give me another opportunity,” said Springer in a statement via Instagram.
Springer planned before that the UFC would be the last promotion he would compete in.
“My goal was to compete in the UFC, and I achieved that,” said Springer.
Springer attained many accomplishments in his career.
He competed on the 2018 season of “Dana White’s Contender Series,” defeating now-UFC fighter Giga Chikadze.
He fought three times in regional promotion CageSport, becoming their featherweight champion. He competed once in Bellator, defeating Zach Skinner in 2013.
Springer was a member of season 22 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” being eliminated after losing to Chris Gruetzemacher.