Brenneman was left without his title shot and needles to say, was very disappointed. “At this point in my career, I've come to expect the unexpected on a regular basis,” said the UFC veteran. “Anger, frustration; all of these emotions came into play”. CFFC President, Rob Haydak and Brenneman’s manager, Mike Constantino mutually agreed upon a release for him to pursue other avenues for his career.
“I had several offers from different organizations, some big and some small,” continued Brenneman. “As a fighter, I have a certain self-worth. For all the sacrifices I put into this sport, it has to make sense in every area, including financially. At the end of the day, I did what is best for my family, myself, and my long term career goals”.
Brenneman decided that signing another multi-fight deal with CFFC was his best opportunity. “We know Charlie and his management had their choice of organizations to sign with,” said Haydak. “We take great pride in the fact that they’ll call CFFC home for the foreseeable future. Charlie is one of the top lightweights in the world and we’re excited to have him back with our organization”
When asked to talk about his opponent, Brenneman joked, “I'm just hoping a guy shows up to fight me on October 26. My Halloween costume this year is the CFFC Lightweight Champ, so I better win this fight. The “Spaniard” defeats “Mustachio” by submission.”
At CFFC, we’re not after guys that leave the UFC,” said Haydak. “That’s simply not our business model. It’s the other way around, we want to send guys there. When I heard Charlie was dropping to 155, it was clear that he wasn’t settling on the fact that he use to fight for the UFC. He truly wants to get back there. CFFC will line up tough fights over the coming year to help him make his case.”
About Cage Fury Fighting Championships Cage Fury Fighting Championships (www.cffc.tv) is a pioneer in bringing prominent and elite MMA talent to the east coast. With a successful return in 2011 headed by President Rob Haydak Jr. and Vice President Joe Stant, the organization has continued to help launch the careers of several MMA stars including former UFC standouts, current CFFC lightweight champion John Cholish, and former CFFC featherweight Champion Joey Gambino. CFFC Champions include George Sullivan (welterweight), current #2 prospect in the world, undefeated Renzo Gracie protégé, Artur Rofi (featherweight), Aljamain Sterling (bantamweight), CFFC Flyweight Champion, Sean Santella, who is currently ranked as the # 8 fighter in the world in the flyweight division, UFC veteran Dustin Jacoby, who currently holds the CFFC middleweight title, and undefeated heavyweight prospect Chris Birchler is CFFC heavyweight champ.