TUF runner-up Andre Winner released by the UFC

by Steven Marrocco | source: mmajunkie.com

A trio of losses has signaled "The Ultimate Fighter 9" runner-up Andre Winner's exit from the UFC.

Multiple outlets reported the news today, and Winner's manager, Wad Alameddine, today confirmed the news with MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com).

Winner (11-6-1 MMA, 2-4 UFC) most recently fought at UFC 132, where he was soundly routed by former WEC lightweight Anthony Njokuani.

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sacredhate site profile image  

7/11/11 11:19 AM by sacredhate

as soon as WEC and UFC merged we all knew it was going to be win or die in the lightweight division being twice as cut-throat as before did we not?the only intersting point for me will be whether or not any of the "cut from the UFC" guys end up in strikeforce for a second life...and face being cut again a year from now when that banner officially gets absorbed under UFC.

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7/11/11 11:15 AM by Pulse Eskimo

If one of your losses is a title shot it'll buy you another chance

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7/11/11 10:28 AM by kanodogg2

Don't underestimate a red Mohawk red contact lenses. Also good to come out with a bandanna over your face

Riley Freeman site profile image  

7/11/11 10:25 AM by Riley Freeman

fuck you, fuck you very much.

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7/11/11 10:08 AM by CayleeAnthony'sMemoryLivesOn

Winning? I think not.

Chimonos Revenge site profile image  

7/11/11 10:03 AM by Chimonos Revenge

And looked awful doing it.

Steve4192 site profile image  

7/11/11 9:59 AM by Steve4192

There is WORLD of difference between losing to GSP/Condit/Johnson and losing to Lentz/Siver/Njokuani. Hardy is losing to the cream of the crop. There is no shame in that. Winner just lost to a guy who had lost three of his last four and was on the verge of being cut.

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7/11/11 9:58 AM by DoubleBagger

Winner vs Gunnar Nelson in BAMMA, would be a great fight for Nelson to get UFC call from. And yeah UFC needs to sign Che Mills after he destroys smokin joe villasenor

Chris Power site profile image  

7/11/11 9:53 AM by Chris Power

Dan Hardy's losses in those three fights: GSP (#1-2 p4p), Condit (About to challenge for the title in next 6-9 months) and Rumble Johnson. He's also a very marketable fighter, decently known.I know by default defending the logic of Zuffa's decision here will make me look shill-ish, but imo Hardy and Winner are different fighters in different positions in different divisions. Hardy's coming off losses, but he was on a run to the title. Winner won two fights in a row before losing 3, and that's been his UFC career (Not including his original TUF finale loss).Each fighter's trajectory is different, it's all about timing and circumstance. Hardy's more valuable than Winner is, so they're keeping him and using him as such.

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7/11/11 9:49 AM by NorthFromHere

Off topic but UFC needs to sign Che Mills