Joe Stevenson’s night at UFC 124 didn’t go at all how he envisioned it.

A quick punch from Mac Danzig left the former “Ultimate Fighter” season 2 winner flat on his face, and the knockout was his 4th in his last 6 fights. Prior to the fight, his opponent Mac Danzig felt it was a “win or go home” type situation for their match-up in Montreal.

Now with Stevenson on the losing end will he get a pink slip for Christmas from the UFC?

UFC president Dana White says not so fast, but some tough decisions have to be made.

“We like guys that fight, we like guys that come in and lay it on the line. Joe Stevenson’s had a bad run, it’s so tough to cut a guy that comes in and does what he’s supposed to do, and he’s one of those guys,” said White to MMAWeekly.com following the event. “He got knocked out trying to knock (Danzig) out tonight. That’s what happened.”

From a promotional aspect, only two winners of the “Ultimate Fighter” reality show have ever been cut. Travis Lutter, who won his spot back in the company after the “comeback” season of the show, and Efrain Escudero, who was released following his last loss in the Octagon to Charles Oliveira.

If Stevenson gets cut, he would be the third, but White isn’t fast to react following a loss.

“We’ll see what happens with Joe Stevenson,” White commented. “I respect him, Joe (Silva) respects him, we like him and I wouldn’t say he’s getting cut, no.”

Look for more fighters from the UFC 124 card to face some releases in the upcoming week however. Pat Audinwood and Dustin Hazelett are almost sure to have to look for work after the UFC 124 weekend, as well as Joe Doerksen, but official word won’t come for a few days.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Kelvin Gastelum: 'I'm going to prove to Dana' White that I can make 170

  • 16 days ago
  • 1 views

MEXICO CITY -- Kelvin Gastelum discusses his victory over Nate Marquardt at UFC 188, hiring a nutritionist to convince Dana White to allow him to drop back down to welterweight, White's reaction at t read news >>

Dana White Video: Drug Testing, Reebok Deal, New Fights and More

  • 26 days ago
  • 45 views

UFC president Dana White joined UFC Tonight to talk about his company's "game-changing" new anti-doping policy, the Reebok fighter uniform deal, and more. read news >>

New UFC Champ Daniel Cormier to Defend Title Against Alexander Gustafsson

  • 27 days ago
  • 17 views

Daniel Cormier will defense his new UFC light heavyweight belt against Alexander Gustafsson, Dana White said on Wednesday. read news >>

Dana White: Luke Rockhold gets the next shot at Chris Weidman's UFC middleweight title

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

The UFC finally reached a verdict for its middleweight contender conundrum. UFC President Dana White announced Wednesday on UFC Tonight that Luke Rockhold, not Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, will be the nex read news >>

Dana White: UFC 'looking at' Daniel Cormier vs. Alexander Gustafsson for 205-pound title

  • 27 days ago
  • 2 views

The UFC 187 post-fight confrontation between Daniel Cormier and Ryan Bader seemed to have all the juice to set up a future light heavyweight championship fight. It appears now that may not be the cas read news >>

Dana White confirms Luke Rockhold will fight Chris Weidman for UFC middleweight title

  • 27 days ago
  • 9 views

In an interview with UFC Tonight, Dana White confirmed Luke Rockhold will fight Chris Weidman next for the UFC middleweight championship. UFC president Dana White answered the $64,000 question on UFC read news >>

Dana White: Daniel Cormier likely to defend title against Alexander Gustafsson

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

The moment Daniel Cormier strapped the UFC light heavyweight title around his waist, the speculation started on who would be the first challenger to his championship. Most want to see Cormier rematch read news >>

Dana White: They'd have to pay me way too much to take Roger Goodell's job

  • 27 days ago
  • 14 views

In a recent interview, UFC president, Dana White discussed, unions and compared UFC athlete legal issues to those the NFL faces with its own pros. Have you ever scratched your head and thought to you read news >>

Matt Mitrione: 'there aren't many people in the world that can beat me'

  • 28 days ago
  • 23 views

UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione discusses his mindset leading up to his clash with Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night 68. read news >>

Jedrzejczyk considers herself a bigger success than KSW standouts Khalidov and Pudzianowski

  • 28 days ago
  • 0 views

UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk discusses her upcoming fight against Jessica Penne and her reason for choosing the UFC over KSW. read news >>