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DaMarques Johnson cut from the UFC

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Welterweight DaMarques “Darkness” Johnson is the latest fighter to get the axe from the UFC.

Johnson, who is currently 16-12 in his mixed martial arts career, confirmed the news on his Twitter on Oct. 9

“And the hits keep on coming…no longer a UFC Fighter.”

Johnson, who went 4-6 in his run with the UFC, was cut after losing to Icelandic newcomer Gunnar Nelson in the first round due to a rear naked choke.  He had taken the fight on short notice and had missed weight by eight pounds.

Johnson was a part of the ” The Ultimate Fighter: Team United States vs. United Kingdom” season of “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show in 2009, which saw him engage in a feud with Michael Bisping, the coach for the United Kingdom team.

Out of all the lightweight and welterweight fighters on Team United States, Johnson was the only American fighter to make it to the season finale. He lost to James “Lightning” Wilks in the first round due to a rear naked choke.

After his loss to Wilks, he would go on to score a submission victory over Edgar Garcia via triangle choke in the first round at UFC 107. Johnson would also get the Submission of the Night bonus at the event. He would go 3-4 in his next seven fights before facing Nelson.

After several hours of announcing his release, Johnson took to Twitter once more to thank his fans for their support.

“Not the end of the road. I got brains in my head and feet in my shoes.”


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