Bantamweight Sheila Gaff will now go down as a “first” when it comes to UFC’s decision to bring female competitors into the fold, albeit not in the way she was looking for when originally signed by the organization. The 23-year old German has apparently been cut by the promotion after suffering strike-based stoppages in both of her Octagon appearances, making her the first female to ever be released from the roster.
German outlet Ground and Pound was first to report Gaff’s status.
“Disappointments and defeats belong to every fighter in this career, but I will go on. Most of all I am sorry that I could not show my fans what I can really do. In the last two weeks the love and uplifting words from many of my fans have helped,” said Gaff of her reaction to the UFC’s decision.
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