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Budhisten 10-09-2012 08:47 AM

DaMarques Johnson released following recent loss

Following a loss at the recent UFC on FUEL TV 5 event, DaMarques Johnson is a UFC fighter no longer.

The welterweight fighter and "The Ultimate Fighter 9" runner-up today confirmed his contractually release via Twitter.

His release follows a three-fight losing streak, though the latest defeat came on late notice with some peculiar details.

Johnson (16-12 MMA, 4-6 UFC), who never went to a decision in 10 career UFC fights, took place at UFC on FUEL TV 5 on just 12 days' notice. The bout, which ended with a first-round loss via rear-naked choke, also came just 56 days after a violent knockout loss to Mike Swick.

Despite little recovery time, the UFC booked him anyway for the overseas event, which took place Sept. 29 at Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England. While initially signed as a 175-pound catchweight fight, Johnson failed to make weight for the bout and weighed 183 pounds for the contest, which nonetheless was given clearance to proceed.

Johnson, who's based out of Elite Performance in Utah, also failed to make weight for a 2010 fight with Matt Riddle.

Against the fast-rising Nelson, Johnson had little time to work a game plan. After popping Johnson with a quick head kick, Nelson forced to the fight to the mat, where he escaped an omoplata attempt before moving to mount, taking his opponent's back, and ultimately sinking in the rear-naked choke at the 3:34 mark of the opening round.

Johnson gave no indication of what's next for him, but like most released fighters, a few wins on the regional circuit could earn him an invitation back to the UFC.

ClydebankBlitz 10-09-2012 09:58 AM

It sucks that he gets released after accepting replacement fights. I hated the dude during TUF but I hate seeing any of those guys released because you can't help compair them to the early TUF contestants.

Killz 10-09-2012 09:59 AM

Get In!!!

Can't Stand him. Wont miss him.

G_Land 10-09-2012 10:40 AM

Who got released???

Sports_Nerd 10-09-2012 10:42 AM

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I don't really care about Johnson either way, but cutting a guy after he takes a fight on 12 days notice is low.

ClydebankBlitz 10-09-2012 11:11 AM

One of my first real MMA pops was when Wilks put him away.

hellholming 10-09-2012 11:21 AM

can't say I really care.

HitOrGetHit 10-09-2012 12:02 PM


Originally Posted by Sports_Nerd (Post 1635144)
I don't really care about Johnson either way, but cutting a guy after he takes a fight on 12 days notice is low.

It's ridiculous. Dana bitches and moans about fighters not stepping up, and then when one does and loses he shafts them.

AlphaDawg 10-09-2012 01:08 PM

DAMN IT! I was really hoping they'd keep him around for taking a short notice fight. He may not have been that good but I was always pumped to watch him fight.

dsmjrv 10-09-2012 01:20 PM

well his fights were always exciting

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