Christian Lacroix, the American fighter who lost to Michael Bisping in the Season 17 Finale, has shared a touching message on social media for fans who lost their jobs and had to move from their homes after the show.
“I love my fans and it’s been an amazing ride.
But it’s not over yet,” LacroIX wrote on Instagram.
“I can’t take the abuse for it.
But I know that I’ll always love you all and will continue to make people laugh, cry, and smile.
I know the fans have a right to know that the show is not over.
And they deserve it.
The people who left were hurt, and they deserve to know what happened to them.
And we deserve a new chapter in the show, where they will have a chance to see the world again.
The fans deserve it.”
LacroIX is one of several UFC fighters who left the UFC this past year following the company’s decision to not renew their contracts.
He previously fought for Bellator in the welterweight division, and he lost to Bispin in the UFC’s debut on the promotion’s new pay-per-view.
The 27-year-old has since been making the transition from fighting in MMA to being a professional wrestler.
He has a career record of 10-4, with five losses in his past five bouts.
LacroII will take on fellow American Bryan Vera in the lightweight championship at UFC 207 on Dec. 9 in Las Vegas.