Juan Adams Cut From UFC After Loss To Justin Tafa

Juan Adams Selfie During Training Camp

Image source: Juan Adams Instagram (@chosenjuan285)

Heavyweight fighter Juan Adams is now a free agent after being cut from the UFC following three consecutive defeats.

Adams took to his social media accounts to confirm the news of his release saying that he has made adjustments to improve but those adjustments came too late.

Adams got his shot in the UFC via Dana White’s Contender Series with a knockout win over Shawn Teed. He then went on to knockout Chris de la Rocha before suffering three losses in a row to Arjan Bhullar, Greg Hardy and most recently, Justin Tafa.

Adams isn’t going to quit on his career as a professional MMA fighter and aims to keep improving in his time away from the UFC. At 28-year-old, Adams is still a young heavyweight and has time to hone his craft and make it back to the big leagues.

Before his last fight with Tafa, Adams made the move to Jackson Wink MMA to train at the high-level gym and develop his skills but believes the move came too late.

Adams also posted another message on his Instagram account thanking fans, UFC staff and his new coaches for helping him during his UFC tenure.

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Thank you, everyone, for the support I received leading up to and following my last fight. I made a lot of changes in my life over a very short period of time to give myself the best chance for last Saturday’s fight. With everything aligned for a great outcome, the ending wasn’t what we planned for. The disappointment stings, highlighted by the fact that I feel like I let a lot of people down, myself included. There's still a lot left in me. So wherever the next chance may appear, I am already prepared to do more and be a better version of the fighter I already am. In the meantime, I express sincere gratitude to everyone who has been in my physical and metaphorical corner. As a result and before Saturday’s fight in Houston, I had a very unique and emotional moment. For the first time in a long while, as I was doing my final preparations for a fight, I had no turmoil surrounding me or my team. Everyone was on the same page — my coaches, my trainers, me, and my closest people — we were all focused on the same thing, which made me truly happy. Look at the tape of me entering the ring and you’ll see how happy I was. I couldn’t stop smiling. My preparation was top-notch, as I received the type of support every MMA fighter dreams of receiving as they prepare for a fight. While I fully trust my @jacksonwink_mma team, my coaches, and my partners, I simply failed to execute on Saturday night, and that’s entirely on me — I own it. As this journey continues, I have it within me to learn, improve, and grow as a professional MMA fighter. Finally… thank you to the @ufc staff for their participation in my journey. Each fight I’ve grown a little closer to each of you, and each experience with you has been truly remarkable. Thank you to everyone at the UFC for making me feel like the main event, no matter where I am on the card. . . . . #ufc247 #mma #ufc #ufcstaff #chosenjuan285 #jacksonwink #ufctraining

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