Houston Alexander. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Despite the strong possibility that he would be released from the UFC following his third consecutive loss at the hands of Eric Schafer last month in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska, Houston Alexander has revealed that he remains on the active roster.
From his blog on Fight! Magazine’s official website:
People keep asking me what my plans are, they have read things all over the internet about my future with the UFC and how I am firing my coaching staff. So I thought I would address the rumors and my upcoming plans.
NO – I have not lost my UFC contract. NO – I have not fired my coaching staff. NO – I am not going to step down and fight for smaller organizations.
The loss last month was tough, but life goes on. People need to remember that I have only been fighting professionally for a year and a half. I have made great strides during that time, as well as faced some setbacks. My training will continue and we are looking at visiting some of the larger camps for additional training and strategy for my next fight. I have a lot to learn and am hoping to have everything straightened out before I enter the cage next time.
After three straight losses, one would think that the UFC would potentially throw Alexander a bone in his next fight and attempt to have him work his way back up the light heavyweight ladder against a lesser opponent. Examples: Brad Morris or James Lee.
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