Jason Knight is no longer a member of the UFC roster.

Knight fell short in his UFC debut to Tatsuya Kawajiri, but many still had high hopes for the submission specialist from Mississippi. Knight went on a four-fight winning streak, scooping up wins over Jim Alers, Dan Hooker, Alex Caceres, and Chas Skelly. Knight’s downfall began with a step up in competition against Ricardo Lamas. Knight lost that fight via first-round TKO, his first defeat in a four-fight skid.

Knight revealed to BJPenn.com that after his unanimous decision loss to Jordan Rinaldi, he was informed of his release:

“They cut me after that last loss. About two weeks after the last loss they sent me an e-mail and went ahead and relinquished my contract. Sean Shelby said just win a couple of fights and we will be back in there. We are looking at Bellator, ONE [Championship] or something like that. Here in the next month or so once I know my gym is doing good I will get back to the grind and try to get Bellator, ONE Championship and get a new contract.”

Knight has always been known to bring the fight to his opponents but having gone winless since May 2017, perhaps a change of scenery is what Knight needs. It’s clear that Knight has two promotions in mind, but he certainly doesn’t sound like he’ll rule out other organizations.