Following events on back to back weekends earlier this month, the UFC has released several fighters from their contracts following losing performances. Joining the ranks of former UFC fighters this time around are Darrill Schoonover, Marcus Jones, and Justin Wren following their The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale losses, as well as Kevin Burns, Edgar Garcia, and Shane Nelson who were defeated at UFC 107, according to a report on The Underground
Schoonover, Jones, and Wren were contestants on season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter and were given one last chance at the UFC on the season’s finale card, but were all defeated. Schoonover suffered a third round TKO at the hands of James McSweeney in his final bout before shipping off to Afghanistan. Jones was knocked out by Matt Mitrione in the second round of their contest, leading to his dismissal from the promotion, and has since announced his retirement from MMA. Wren lost a decision to Jon Madsen at the event.
Burns, Nelson, and Garcia all were defeated in action on December 12 at UFC 107. Burns suffered his third straight loss at the hands of TJ Grant, suffering a first round TKO. Nelson lost a hard fought decision to Matt Wiman, but since it was his second straight loss was also given his walking papers. Garcia lost to DaMarques Johnson for his second straight UFC loss, despite having Johnson in a peruvian necktie early, he fell victim to a fight ending triangle choke late in the first round.
Pictured: Kevin Burns