DaMarques Johnson cut by the UFC

by Dann Stupp | source: mmajunkie.com

Following a loss at the recent UFC on FUEL TY 5 event, Damarques Johnson is a UFC fighter no longer.

The welterweight fighter and "The Ultimate Fighter 9" runner-up today confirmed his contractually release via Twitter.

His release follows a three-fight losing streak, though the latest defeat came on late notice with some peculiar details.

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D241 site profile image  

2/19/13 11:42 PM by D241

Thanks OhNo. It does bring a little comfort to know that he hasn't given up or isn't gettin any chances.   I hope he realizes how many people were upset by his release and will support him wherever he goes. Guy really brought it in his fights, makes me appreciate him in losses more than alot of guys in their wins.

Thacommish site profile image  

2/19/13 11:18 PM by Thacommish

Do you think that throne has one of those booster seats to make him appear taller like kids can get at a restaurant?

MahatmaPetey site profile image  

2/19/13 10:52 PM by MahatmaPetey

On a mountain of pain, in a castle of skulls, he sits on a throne of blood.

fanbeltseven site profile image  

2/19/13 10:37 PM by fanbeltseven

A standard ton (short ton) = 2000 pounds. A metric ton is 1000 kilograms or 2200 pounds. A long ton is also 2200 pounds.7 pounds is a couple of burgers and heavy shorts...

KingGo site profile image  

2/19/13 10:25 PM by KingGo

Damn 2200 pounds? That sounds like a ton of weight

OhNo site profile image  

2/19/13 9:50 PM by OhNo

just and fyi, Damarques hasn't fought since then because he was injured, he was actually supposed to fight like 2 weeks ago.

D241 site profile image  

2/19/13 9:43 PM by D241

Do you feel it should be consistent this way all across the board, or case by case, who is expendable who isn't expendable basis?   Reason I ask is DJ could've said no and Joe Silva asked someone else as he allegidly said he had the option to. Or, DJ was pressured for reasons previously stated, and had no choice. Even if he had no choice and your argument is that it's his job to be able to make weight etc....then how do you justify taking away a mans employment with your company for shoowing up to a short notice fight overweight, vs paying a guy his show money, AND win money, and he didn't even fight and the reason wasn't b/c he was injured or couldn't make weight, it was b/c he was in jail for felony arrest and couldn't fight, subsequently leaving his opponent without a fight.?   I think it'd be fair to not cut DJ, and not pay Stephens, or not cut DJ, and pay Stephens, but they went a total different route.

FearTheClown site profile image  

2/19/13 8:50 PM by FearTheClown

They had just cancelled an entire Pay-per-view a couple of weeks before so I don't think Gunnar not fighting would be that big of a deal.

HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe site profile image  

2/19/13 8:48 PM by HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe

Rich wasn't cut because he refused the fight. He was cut because he got the call for a really short notice fight, accepted the fight, then took his time and called back to say he didn't actually want the fight. Thus wasting EVERYBODY'S time making it an even shorter notice fight for the next guy. I completely agree with him being cut.

Droppin Fights site profile image  

2/19/13 8:41 PM by Droppin Fights

Fighters should make a silent agreement never to fight on short notice they can't fire everybody.