Cheick Kongo Turns Down Contract Offer, Walks Away From UFC

Heavyweight mixed martial artist, Cheick Kongo has walked away from the Ultimate Fighting Championships following his first round knockout loss to Roy Nelson, after both sides failed to come to an agreement over a new contract.

According to Kongo’s long-time manager Anthony McGann, Kongo was offered a four-fight deal before the Nelson fight, but he turned it down after they couldn’t agree on terms. He was not offered a different deal after the fight.

Kongo has gone 3-2 over his last five fights, picking up wins over Pat Barry, Matt Mitrione and Shawn Jordan while falling short against Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson. His octagon career spanned eighteen fights with his career record standing at 18-8-2 overall.

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