With so many fighter cut’s recently, most fighters riding a two fight skid would be worried for their job. However with a dominant win in his last fight, halting the losing skid, Northern Irishman Norman Parke has been offered a new contract with the UFC and stated that his next fight is in the works. Parke announced the news on via his Twitter account.
Just got offered a new contract by the UFC & my next fight is In the works ??
— STORMIN NORMAN PARKE (@norman_parke) November 24, 2015
Parke (21-4-1 MMA) was riding a two fight split decision losing streak before earning his first win in well over a year in October. A controversial split decision loss to Gleison Tibau at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston was followed by yet another split decision loss to Francisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 67 in Goiânia, Brazil. With his job on the line, Parke welcomed Reza Medadi to Ireland in October knowing that a loss to the Swede would cement his release from the organisation. The former Ultimate Fighter Smashes winner put on a calm and collected performance in Dublin, outworking and outstriking the dangerous Medadi onroute to a unanimous decision win.
Parke did not mention the length of the contract that he recieved from the UFC but with a fight now seemingly in the works, ‘Stormin Norman’ can now look forward with his career rather than over his shoulder.Check out our latest podcast episode featuring Desmond Green & Matteo Urella.