On the same day that news surfaced that UFC veteran, Melvin Guillard was released by the UFC, another longtime UFC fighter has also received his walking papers.
That man is Ivan Menjivar (25-12) who dropped his last three bouts, most recently, a decision loss to Hatsu Hioki at UFC Fight Night: Kim vs. Hathaway in early March. Before his three-fight losing streak, Menjivar had only had a losing streak one other time, which he bounced back from by going 4-1 in his next five bouts.
“I will be feeling out offers and discussing with Ivan and his head coach Firas Zahabi and doing whatever works best for him,” Menjivar’s manager, Mitch Mayberger told MMAFighting.com
Menjivar went 4-5 all time in the UFC and has competed in four weight classes during his career, even going as high as welterweight to fight Georges St-Pierre back in 2002. His loss to St-Pierre was the first of his career.
“He is a gem of a human being and been a pleasure to work with so I will always be by his side to help accomplish any goals he has. Love the guy.”