Jimmy Smith’s UFC contract has come to an end after joining them back in Jan. 2018. The commentator announced today on Instagram that the UFC declined to renew his contract. With that being said, this makes him a free agent.
His departure came because the promotion only wants to hire UFC fighters as commentators. You have Daniel Cormier, Dominick Cruz, Paul Felder, and soon Michael Bisping. The desk analyst also have current or former UFC fighters.
Jimmy stated his departure on his Instagram page seen below.