According to Pat Schilling, he no longer works for the UFC. The featherweight announced his release via Twitter on Tuesday. The promotion has not confirmed the news yet, but given the current climate of the featherweight division back-to-back losses often leads to a fighter's release.
Schilling made his debut earlier this year after building a 5-0 record on smaller shows. The Minnesota-based fighter made his debut against Daniel Pineda at UFC on FX "Guillard vs. Miller" and failed to make it out of the first round. He returned to action last month and dropped a one-sided decision to Hawaiian prospect Max Holloway.
On Twitter the fighter said, "I've officially been cut by the UFC. I am the luckiest guy in the world for the opportunity I was given. Thanks to all of you for the love. Now, time to celebrate the coolest time of my life: the time I got to be a fighter in the UFC!"
Featherweight has quickly emerged as one of the UFC's toughest divisions. The promotion merged with other Zuffa property, the WEC, in 2010 and adopted the division.