Jorge Gurgel Released By The UFC, Signs With Strikeforce


According to Jorge Grugel’s manager, Gurgel has been released by the UFC after his loss to Aaron Riley at UFC 91. Within minutes of his release, Gurgel signed a multi-fight contract with the San Jose based MMA promotion Strikeforce.

“I am very very excited to part of Strikeforce and given a chance to fight new blood and capture a belt. UFC has been my family for a few years now but I am ready for the next chapter. There are some amazing contenders in my weight class including Josh Thomson and Gilbert Melendez. I will do whatever it takes to climb to the top of this league.”