UFC lightweight fighter and Roufus Sports Fighter, Danny ‘Boy’ Downes took to twitter this afternoon to announce that he has been released from his duties under the UFC promotion.
“Zuffa has “exercised its right in to accelerate the term of its promotional and other obligations.” In other words I’m cut,” wrote Downes.
After going 1-1 under the WEC banner, Downes was shifted to the UFC with the merger in 2010. However once in the Octagon, he failed to obtain success and dropped two consecutive bouts to Jeremy Stephens and Ramsey Nijem to earn his walking papers from the promotion.
We announced yesterday that Eliot Marshall has also received his release from the UFC, but now that the dust is unsettling from all the recent events we have been having, it would appear as if, more than likely, six-more fighters have also been released by the promotion.
While not yet official, Jason Brilz, Shamar Bailey, Clay Harvison, Edward Faaloloto, Matt Lucas and Paul Bradley have all had their fighter profiles removed from the official UFC.com fighter database.
The aforementioned Downes and Marshall also underwent the same removal at the same time as the other six fighters, so while not yet announced by the promotion or fighters’ management, it is safe to assume that the additional six-athletes listed have also been released by the UFC for their recent failures inside the Octagon.