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Three Fighters Depart from UFC: Controversy, Health Issues, and Retirement

Three fighters have recently departed from the UFC due to controversy, health issues, and retirement. Find out more about their stories and what the future holds for them.

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has recently announced the departure of three fighters, each with their own unique circumstances. These exits have sparked discussions among fans and media alike. Let’s take a closer look at each fighter’s story.

James Krause

James Krause, a well-known fighter in the UFC, has been removed from the roster. This decision may not come as a surprise to many, considering the controversy that has surrounded him in the past year. Despite winning seven out of his last eight fights, Krause hasn’t competed since October 2020. Additionally, the 37-year-old has been involved in a betting scandal, which led to a ban on fighters training under him.

Ian Heinisch

Ian Heinisch, another fighter who has left the UFC, cited ongoing health issues as the reason for his departure. Heinisch recently informed the UFC of his retirement, as he plans to take an indefinite break from mixed martial arts. Since earning a contract on Dana White’s Contender Series in 2018, Heinisch has had a mixed run with the company, finishing with a record of 3-4.

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee’s return to the Octagon earlier this year was highly anticipated, with many hoping for a redemption story. However, his comeback was cut short when he suffered a comprehensive defeat at the hands of Rinat Fakhretdinov in less than a minute. Following the loss, Lee decided to retire from the sport due to accumulated injuries that have plagued him for years.

These departures from the UFC have generated a lot of buzz among fans. It remains to be seen what the future holds for these fighters. Stay tuned for more updates!

Fighter Reason for Departure Record
James Krause Controversy and betting scandal 7-1
Ian Heinisch Ongoing health issues 3-4
Kevin Lee Accumulated injuries