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Anthony Johnson Cut After UFC 142 Loss to Vitor Belfort

Anthony Johnson has been released by the UFC after losing by first-round submission to Vitor Belfort in the co-main event of UFC 142 on Saturday night, one day after missing weight by 11 pounds for what was scheduled to be his middleweight debut.

“We’re probably going to cut Anthony Johnson,” UFC President Dana White said in an interview after the event on Fuel TV before confirming Johnson had already been released to MMAJunkie.

Johnson (10-4), who spent his first 10 UFC fights at welterweight, was coming off wins over Dan Hardy and Charlie Brenneman and had won five of his last six bouts, but missed weight 3 times for his 11 UFC fights, leaving him likely to be released without a win over Belfort.

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