UFC Releases Luke Barnatt
At one point in his career, Luke Barnatt was an undefeated up and comer. Today, The 6’6″ giant middleweight confirmed via his Instagram account that the UFC has let the British fighter go. Barnatt (8-3) made his debut for the UFC (at 5-0) back in the Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale, defeating Collin Hart via decision.
Barnatt would win his first three UFC bouts, improving to 8-0. His undefeated record was stopped when he suffered a split decision loss to Sean Strickland at UFC Fight Night – Munoz vs. Mousasi. Barnatt would go on to lose another split decision to Roger Narvaez.
Barnatt’s losing skid would go to three straight, falling to Mark Munoz in the Philippines. Barnatt would go on to post the following on instagram:
“So looks like my journey with the @ufc is over. It all started 6 years ago when I walked into the @tsunamigymcambridge with @jackstonemason and I’ve never looked back..”
It is not a surprise the UFC has cut ties with Barnatt. When a fighter hits a three or four-fight losing streak, the UFC usually sends them packing. Barnatt may be back one day, as the door is always open for fighters who find their winning ways again.