Ultimate Fighter 14 winner John Dodson has been released from the UFC, sources close to ‘The Magician’ confirmed on Friday (h/t Damon Martin of MMA Fighting).
Dodson, a UFC veteran of almost nine years, has gone 2-4 in his last six fights under the UFC banner and hasn’t put more than two consecutive wins together since his three-fight win streak in 2013-2015.
Dodson’s manager, Ricky Kottenstette, said the former two-time UFC flyweight title challenger is ‘excited’ to see what offers are out there now that he’s a free agent.
“We are excited to see what other offers are out there for John,” Kottenstette said. “John is 100 percent committed to his fight career and he’s not diminished in his skill set whatsoever.
“John has fought the absolute best in the world in two weight classes and he’s still more than ready face elite competition. We look forward to talking to any and all promotions to find John the best home for his future.”
Johnson, 35, leaves the UFC with a professional record of 21-12 (10-7 UFC). The Albuquerque native is perhaps most known for his first-round knockout win over former bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw in the 2011 Ultimate Fighter 14 finale.
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