We recently brought you news of Mark Coleman and Tim Hague being cut from the roster after UFC 109, but it turns they aren’t the only one’s.
TUF Season 8 finalist Phillipe Nover has also been dropped following his unanimous decision loss to Rob Emerson last Saturday. It was the third defeat in a row for the man Dana White had once described as having the potential to be, “the next Anderson Silva.”
On his own blog the 26 year old had the following to say about his fight with Emerson before news of his release from the UFC broke:
“Its time now to review my mistakes and continue training. I don’t know what my future holds but I know whatever happens after today I will be happy and make the best of it!
After hearing the news of his release he also posted on his twitter account with the following message:
“The plan: Eat up,heal up,rest up,make some changes,train,& then fight. I’ll be fighting soon! I’ll keep every1 posted on what show & the date!”
Another fighter who finds himself out of the UFC is the 37 year old veteran Frank Trigg after his first round KO loss to Matt Serra. The news was not unexpected though as it had been widely reported that he needed a win to remain in the promotion after previously having lost to Josh Koscheck.
It’s unclear whether Trigg will now retire or not. After his fight at UFC 109 he admitted that he would speak to his family first and hear what they had to say before making a decision.