Dennis Hallman is undoubtedly on an unlucky streak.
Weeks after the UFC released him from the promotion, the veteran fighter today said via social media that his house burned down on the night before Thanksgiving.
Hallman said no one, including his kids, was injured during the blaze.
“On top of all the $h*t that I’ve been going thru lately, my house burned down last night,” he tweeted on Thursday. “No one hurt but, What else can possibly go wrong?”
All of the family’s belongings were destroyed in the fire, Hallman wrote.
This past month Hallman missed weight for his UFC on FX 5 fight with Thiago Tavares. On the eve of the Oct. 5 fight, which was rebooked after they were slated to meet at the ill-fated UFC 151 card in September, Hallman would only say that he had “serious personal family matters” that needed to be addressed and that they contributed to him failing to make the 156-pound limit.
The UFC then released him, but UFC President Dana White paid Hallman his show and win money (which totaled $60,000).
Hallman, a 16-year vet and former UFC title challenger, hasn’t fought in nearly a year due to injuries and his UFC release. Following his UFC release, he told MMA Oddsbreaker he was in a custody dispute with his wife and that she’s dealing with drug addiction, which affected his mental state ahead of UFC on FX 5.