Nine-fight UFC veteran Jason Knight says he's looking for new fighting home

After nine fights in the UFC, featherweight Jason Knight said today he’s looking for a new promotion to call home.

Knight (20-6 MMA, 4-5 UFC) started his MMA career mostly on fire, and the start of his UFC tenure was marked with much success, as well. But after a four-fight winning streak, the Mississippi native has dropped four straight – and now appears to be heading somewhere other than the UFC for his next fight.

“Words out im free to fight wherever,” Knight posted on Twitter. “@BellatorMMA @ONEChampionship @TitanFighting @legacyfighting @MMAjunkie Who wants to see me inside your octagon??? Rizin???”

The 26-year-old Knight started his career 16-1 and came to the UFC in late 2015. But in his promotional debut, he dropped a decision to Tatsuya Kawajiri at the TUF 22 Finale. After that, however, things picked up in a big way.

A split-decision win over Jim Alers at UFC on FOX 20 in Chicago was a $50,000 “Fight of the Night” winner. After a decision win over Dan Hooker later in 2016, he submitted Alex Caceres, then pounded out Chas Skelly at UFC 211. The latter two wins both picked him up “Performance of the Night” awards, giving him three bonuses in four fights.

His winning streak earned him a shot at former title challenger Ricardo Lamas at UFC 214 in July 2017, but Lamas took him out in the first round. It was the first time in his career that Knight had been finished – and remains the only time he has been finished. A trio of decision losses followed to Gabriel Benitez, Makwan Amirkhani and Jordan Rinaldi, most recently at UFC 230.

Now Knight apparently is ready to talk to any promotion willing to bring him on.

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Source: USA Today – MMA Junkie

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