Veteran UFC lightweight released
One of the most exciting fighters in UFC history is the latest victim of the UFC’s lightweight roster trim after the WEC merger.
MMAJunkie.com passed along news of the release on Thursday.
Davis fought 15 times under the UFC banner and won four fight-night bonuses, but lost four of his past five fights. He was beating Stephens handily on HeavyMMA’s scorecards going into the final frame and looked to be securing his first lightweight win, but a hail mary uppercut/hook from Stephens knocked Davis out cold and ended the fight.
Davis told MMAJunkie.com that he plans to continue fighting with the hopes of making his way back to the UFC.
Davis first joined the UFC as a cast member on the 2nd season of The Ultimate Fighter in 2005. He lost his opening-round bout to Joe Stevenson and was released after losing to Melvin Guillard on the TUF 2 Finale, but was brought back to the promotion in 2006. He was briefly considered a welterweight title contender and was one of the UFC’s more popular American fighters in the United Kingdom market.
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