Gregor Gillespie insists he has NOT been axed by the UFC

Gregor Gillespie insists he has NOT been axed by the UFC but was removed from rankings for inactivity… as American claims Tony Ferguson, Michael Chandler and Rafael dos Anjos all rejected a fight with him

  • Gregor Gillespie has lost only once in his professional MMA career to date
  • Talented wrestler was making waves and beat Carlos Diego Ferreira in May 2021
  • Automated Twitter account called ‘roster watch’ said he had left the UFC 
  • Gillespie clarified that he is not going anywhere with angry explanation

Gregor Gillespie insists he has not been axed by the UFC and his removal from the rankings is due to a lack of activity. 

The lightweight contender had been making waves in the division but struggled to find an opponent since beating Carlos Ferreira last May. 

An automated Twitter account posted a message about Gillespie being removed from the roster of fighters. 

Gregor Gillespie said he has not been cut by the UFC after a Twitter account claimed he had

But he later clarified the situation, saying: ‘Guys, I’m STILL in the UFC relax, I’ll explain.

‘1) I’m removed from the RANKINGS. Not from the organization. (Fighters are removed from rankings when inactive for a period of time which I’m gathering is 12 months.)

‘2) I’m not f*****g going ANYWHERE, rankings or not. 

‘I am, and have been patiently waiting for the right fight, one that is going to push me toward the belt, Gillespie wrote. 

‘Since Ferguson turned it down like 100 f***n times in the last yr, since Mikey Chandler didn’t seem too interested in fighting me when I brought it up, and since RDA just turned down the fight against me (WHICH I ACCEPTED BTW) I guess @beneildariush will have to do. 

‘I know you’re banged up and recovering big dawg, so just gimme a 8 week heads up and let’s do the thing.’

Gillespie was ranked No 8 at 155-pounds and it will be interesting to see who the UFC match him up with. 

He is a brilliant wrestler and nightmare opponent for those ranked higher, who have little to gain by taking him on. 

Dariush also appears unlikely to fight him having been matched up with Islam Makhachev before injuring himself. 

Tony Ferguson turned down a fight with Gillespie multiple times, according to the  35-year-old

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