Austin Springer

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Austin Springer reveals UFC released him after missing weight and short-notice loss to Alex Caceres

Austin Springer has been one and done in the UFC.

Springer finally got the call to the UFC on just a day’s notice to fight Alex Caceres. When he stepped on the scale he was five pounds over and many just figured the fight was a 150-pound catchweight. Yet, that was not the case as it remained at featherweight, but the fight was still on.

In the fight, Springer didn’t have much for Alex Caceres and eventually lost by first-round submission. Although he took the fight on just a day’s notice, many figured he would get another fight, but that will not happen as he revealed he has been released.

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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, they're releasing me from my contract. That hurts! On my way to the airport I told my sons that the only/last promotion I would ever fight in was the UFC. It has been an incredible journey. It's been an amazing experience. For 15 years my goal was to compete in the UFC, and I achieved that. For years I felt like a runner up (so to speak). I got a Bellator fight, I won, they didn't offer me a contract. I got on the Ultimate Fighter, then didn't win the fight to actually fight in the UFC. I got 2 weeks notice to fight on "Dana White's Contender Series" and won and didn't get a contract. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride is what it started to feel like. Then it happened, I fought in the UFC. Dang it felt good. Was it ideal, no. It was incredible though! It's something I will remember and cherish forever! Set big goals, dream big, and don't be afraid of failure! Struggle and failure breed success! Thank you to my wife for being the most incredibly supportive partner. No amount of words can express how helpful and supportive she has always been. Being a fighter's wife quite frankly sucks a lot of the time, and she handed it incredibly! Thank you to all my family for alway believing in me and supporting me. To my friends and family for cheering and encouraging, thank you! I've had great coaches and training partners that have had a great hand in helping accomplish what I have, thank you as well!

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“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, they’re releasing me from my contract. That hurts!

“On my way to the airport I told my sons that the only/last promotion I would ever fight in was the UFC. It has been an incredible journey. It’s been an amazing experience. For 15 years my goal was to compete in the UFC, and I achieved that. For years I felt like a runner up (so to speak). I got a Bellator fight, I won, they didn’t offer me a contract. I got on the Ultimate Fighter, then didn’t win the fight to actually fight in the UFC. I got 2 weeks notice to fight on “Dana White’s Contender Series” and won and didn’t get a contract. Always the bridesmaid, never the bride is what it started to feel like. Then it happened, I fought in the UFC. Dang it felt good. Was it ideal, no. It was incredible though!

“It’s something I will remember and cherish forever!

“Set big goals, dream big, and don’t be afraid of failure! Struggle and failure breed success!

“Thank you to my wife for being the most incredibly supportive partner. No amount of words can express how helpful and supportive she has always been. Being a fighter’s wife quite frankly sucks a lot of the time, and she handed it incredibly!
Thank you to all my family for alway believing in me and supporting me. To my friends and family for cheering and encouraging, thank you! I’ve had great coaches and training partners that have had a great hand in helping accomplish what I have, thank you as well!”

It is no doubt disappointing for Austin Springer who has had a solid professional career to date. As he mentioned, he has a win in Bellator and on the Contender Series over Giga Chikadze, while also holding a notable win over Toby Misech.

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