Unfortunately for former UFC bantamweight fighter, the promotion requires a win in order to retain your employment and he fell short in three consecutive contests.
After debuting for the promotion at UFC 140 in a losing effort against Renan Barao at UFC 130 the UFC gave Escovedo two more chances to try and prove he belonged amongst the world’s greatest athletes.
He was unable to do so and took defeat at the hands of Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 135 and again to Alex Caceres at UFC on FOX 1.
The third loss to Caceres marked his fifth loss in six fights and as a result he was released by the UFC.
Escovedo took to the infamous underground forums at mma.tv today to announce his departure:
“back up the ladder of life I look again” I’ve officially been cut from UFC roster thnx to Dana an Joe for letting me reach what seemed like an impossible go years ago ….. HUGE thnx personally to Sean Shelby for making that phone call this year to me ;-)”