UFC Released 265-Pound Fighter Justin Willis!

Justin Willis
Justin Willis

UFC Parted Ways With Heavyweight Justin Willis!

Justin Willis is not a UFC fighter anymore. TSN was the first to publish the news, and it was later backed up by ESPN.

The Las Vegas-based promotion released Willis because the two sides couldn’t make a deal for Willis’ next bout.

It is also said that Justin Willis turned down the fight against Walt Harris at UFC San Antonio, which was planned for July 20. Actually, “Big Pretty” is not sure whether he can reach the Heavyweight division limit until the specified date.

“He had a chance to fight me on July 20, they offered him the contract and he told them he couldn’t make weight in two months,” Harris told Adam Hunter on the MMA Roasted Podcast on Thursday. “And so they cut him. He’s a coward. He’s all talk, no game.

“If he couldn’t make weight in two months, he’s got to be walking around now at close to 350 pounds. If that’s the case, it’s not healthy at all. We’re supposed to be the toughest guys on earth, so turning down fights in my opinion is never an option.”

Justin Willis had a UFC score of 5-1, with a unanimous decision wins over James Mulheron, Chase Sherman, and the former K-1 and Pride FC star Mark Hunt. Willis also turned the lights out on Allen Crowder at UFC 218.

His last bout happened at UFC Fight Night 148, on March 23, 2019, where “Big Pretty” was outpointed by Curtis Blaydes after 15 minutes of war.

There was a lot of trash talk in the build-up for this match, and, according to Blaydes, Willis even took aim at his father. “Razor” is pleased to hear that Justin Willis is not a UFC fighter anymore.

“Obviously I’m happy he’s no longer a part of the company,” Blaydes told TSN on Friday. “I don’t think that he had the skills or character to be a representative of this sport.”

Are you surprised by Willis’ release?


Published on May 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm
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