Julian Erosa’s second go-around with UFC wasn’t ideal but in the end, he may not be done with the organization after all.
“Juicy J” was released from the promotion officially following his third straight loss — a third round head kick KO — to Julio Arce at UFC on ESPN+ 10 in May. Erosa has no plans on showing down as he looks to return to the UFC, or another major organization sometime in 2020.
First, Erosa returns to action this Saturday in a promotion close to home where he has fought for more than half of his professional mixed martial arts career.
The 30-year-old Julian Erosa will face A.J. Bryant in the co-main event of CageSport 60. The event will take place at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.
Erosa recently joined MyMMANews.com to discuss his official release from the UFC and how he felt about his second run with the company, getting cut from the UFC after his decision loss to Grant Dawson in March 2019 and being given another opportunity with the promotion not long after that, being open to fighting for Bellator, PFL and ONE Championship, having a hard time finding fights since his release, his familiarity with his opponent on Saturday, having an issue with another regional promotion and why he probably won’t fight for them next month, what he wants to show the world this Saturday at CageSport 60, dedicating this fight to his late coach and much more.
In addition, Erosa has been told that the door on a return to the UFC is not completely closed.
“Losing three times in a row [in the UFC] is not good for your resume,” Erosa told MyMMANews.com.
“I don’t think the UFC is 100-percent done with me. That’s what my manager said. He said that they’re still not possibly done with me, which I thought was absolutely incredible, because they’ve hired me and fired me so many damn times. For him to say that he talked to Sean Shelby and him saying they weren’t 100-percent done with me, holy crap! That’s crazy to me.”
Check out this fascinating conversation with Julian Erosa ahead of his co-main event bout with A.J. Bryant this Saturday at CageSport 60 in the video above.
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