Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Featherweight Pat Schilling Released By The UFC Following 0-2 Run

Featherweight fighter ‘Thrilling’ Pat Schilling (5-2) has been released from the Ultimate Fighting Championship following an 0-2 run which began earlier this year.
Schilling announced his release on Twitter (@patschilling) late last night.
- I’ve officially been cut by the UFC. I am the luckiest guy in the world for the opportunity I was given. Thanks to all of you for the love. Now, time to celebrate the coolest time of my life: the time I got to be a fighter in the UFC! #LoveYouAll #UFCVet
‘Thrilling’ vowed to “work hard” in order to return to the Octagon.
Schilling entered the UFC on an undefeated 5-0 run, debuting against Daniel Pineda at UFC on FX 1 last January. Pineda would finish things early in the first round at 1:37 by sinking in a rear-naked choke for the submission win. He was then scheduled to face Max Holloway at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale, eventually losing that match by unanimous decision.
Schilling, who is 23-years old, is based out of Eagan, Minnesota.