After missing weight for the UFC on FX: Browne vs. Silva event, UFC veteran Dennis Hallman was released from his contract. Also, his opponent, Thiago Tavares was removed from the card with no opponent. Hallman has fought in several different weight classes but as of his last bout and his expected bout with Tavares, he fought at lightweight and missed weight for both fights.
As for his most recent mishap cutting weight, Hallman has blamed personal problems that he intends to keep private. He had told Dana White prior to being cut and stated that White understood and gave him both his show money and his win bonus for the scheduled fight with Tavares.