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Roger Gracie's contract not renewed following disappointing UFC 162 performance against Tim Kennedy

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Former ADCC world champion looking for work.

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Looks like it's one and done for Roger Gracie.

The 10-time Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion made his UFC debut last month (July 6, 2013) in a lackluster unanimous decision loss to Tim Kennedy on the UFC 162 main card. Gracie started strong, taking Kennedy to the ground in the opening round but his conditioning betrayed him and he was unable to keep up the pace for the full 15 minutes.

According to, the Kennedy bout was the last on Gracie's four-fight Strikeforce contract, which had transferred to UFC when Zuffa bought the promotion in 2011.

Gracie (6-2) is now free to pursue offers from other promotions should he wish to continue his mixed martial arts career and he is reportedly not ruling out a return to the light heavyweight division, as the cut down to 185 pounds took quite a toll on the 6'4 fighter.

During Gracie's stint in Strikeforce, he scored submission victories over the likes of Kevin Randleman, Trevor Prangley and Anthony Smith as well as a unanimous decision against former UFC standout Keith Jardine.

Where do you think the 31-year old will end up next?