As many have expected, The Ultimate Fighter 2 winner, Joe Stevenson, has been released by the UFC. Stevenson’s career has taken a marked downhill turn, losing his last four and six of nine since his defeat to B.J. Penn in a bid for the lightweight championship at UFC 80.
At one time Gabriel Gonzaga was one of the most feared fighters in the heavyweight division. With knockout power in both hands, excellent jiu jitsu skills and good size and speed, Gonzaga was destroying his opponents left and right. The head kick knockout of Mirco Cro Cop by Gonzaga will be seen on highlight reels for the rest of time.
Team Quest fighter Dave Jansen (14-2) out of Portland, Oregon has been released by the WEC. “Dave has been released by the WEC. Although he is disappointed, he is looking forward to improving his skills and making his way back”, this according to Team Quest GM Scott McKendry.
The Canada based MMA promotion Maximum Fighting Championship announced today that is has released former Ultimate Fighter contestant, Richie Hightower from the organization. Hightower was part of the sixth season of the Ultimate Fighter and fought on the finale show where he lost to Troy Mandaloniz by first round TKO.
The most recent news is the release of The Ultimate Fighter Season 8 winner, Efrain Escudero (13-2, 3-2 UFC). This news definitely came as a shock to the MMA World because nobody expected it to happen.