After 12 years and 28 fights in the Octagon, Gleison Tibau is a free agent and may move onto a different promotion other than the UFC. Tom Lawler. More UFC Fighters are expected to be released in the coming days due to major budget cut in the organization.
The 35-year-old Brazilian has lost his last four in the UFC, he also served a two-year suspension from 2016 to 2018 after testing positive for erythropoietin (EPO) in both in- and out-of-competition drug screenings. He is the only fighter, who made Khabib Nurmagomedov look human by bringing the closely contested fight to a decision, during their clash at UFC 148.
Marcel Fortuna got cut by the UFC (first reported by @raphamarinho from Combate), just like Gleison Tibau and Tom Lawlor. I'm hearing there's a budget cut happening, so you should expect to hear a lot of more fighters being released from the UFC in the next few days.
— Matheus Costa (@MatheusCostaMMA) August 14, 2018
Tibau occupies the second position in Brazilian with the largest number of fights in the event right after Demian Maia. Only Michael Bisping, Jim Miller, and Jeremy Stephens are ahead of them, with 29 each, which makes the record something even more remarkable.