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Angela Magaña says she’s been released from the UFC

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“Your Majesty” will have to look for a new place to rule.

Angela Magaña, the lightning-rod strawweight fighter, wrote Thursday on Twitter that she has been released from the UFC. Magaña, who had been with the promotion since 2014, wrote that she asked the UFC for an immediate rematch against Amanda Bobby Cooper and was told she was cut.

Magaña (11-9) fell to Cooper at UFC 218 last weekend in Detroit. It was her first fight back in the Octagon since July 2015. She’s 0-3 in the UFC and has lost five straight overall. Magaña, 34, does have some nice wins on her résumé, defeating Jessica Aguilar in 2009 and Barb Honchak in 2010.

Leading into UFC 218, the Puerto Rico resident struggled following the devastation of Hurricane Maria in the region. She said before the bout that her weight cut was easy, because it was difficult even finding good.

Magaña became known to UFC fans on The Ultimate Fighter 20, which introduced the strawweight division to the promotion. “Your Majesty” quickly became a perceived villain on the show, verbally sparring with other cast members. Her Twitter persona took up that mantle at the conclusion of the season.

The New Mexico native made headlines earlier this year when she was punched in the face by Cris Cyborg during the UFC Athlete Retreat in May. Magaña has insulted Cyborg on social media multiple times and one meme in particular — when Cyborg was visiting a children’s cancer hospital — set the UFC women’s featherweight champion off.

Cyborg was cited for battery, but nothing has come of the case.

On Thursday, Magaña tweeted Cooper had nothing for her in the fight, except for the ability to overpower her. She tweeted that she will continue fighting and is “currently headed to the gym to train for my next win.”




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