According to Jorge Grugel’s manager, Gurgel has been released by the UFC after his loss to Aaron Riley at UFC 91. Within minutes of his release, Gurgel signed a multi-fight contract with the San Jose based MMA promotion Strikeforce.
“I am very very excited to part of Strikeforce and given a chance to fight new blood and capture a belt. UFC has been my family for a few years now but I am ready for the next chapter. There are some amazing contenders in my weight class including Josh Thomson and Gilbert Melendez. I will do whatever it takes to climb to the top of this league.”