welterweight contender John ‘Doomsday’ Howard is the latest fighter to be cut from his UFC contract following a recent dip in form.
Making his first appearance in January of 2009, Howard made an immediate impression in the Octagon, pulling together a four fight winning streak culminating with a ‘Knockout of The Night’ win over Daniel ‘Ninja’ Roberts via a powerful slam that was featured as one of the ‘Top 10 Plays’ of the day on ESPN.
It’s all been downhill from there since however, with Howard failing to claim another victory in his past three fights. His decision loss to Matt Brown at UFC On Versus 4 at the end of last month was the final straw and he’ll now have to ply his trade elsewhere.
At the age of 28 Howard still has time to get some wins under his belt in the smaller promotions and work his way back up to the big stage if he so chooses. Right now it appears that his gut feeling is to go where the money is.
“My plans right now is to either go to Bellator or Dream, or something else,” Howard said on Monday. ”Whoever makes me the best offer I’m gonna go there and make some money. That’s my goal right now.”