Dave TerrellOft-injured middleweight Dave Terrell (6-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC), once considered the future of the UFC’s middleweight division, has been released by the organization.

The news comes from GracieFighter.com.

The 30-year-old Terrell, a black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under Cesar Gracie, splashed onto the UFC scene with a 24-second knockout of heavily favored Matt Lindland at UFC 49. After a six-month layoff due to reoccurring injuries, he then suffered a TKO in a title fight with then-champ Evan Tanner but rebounded for a first-round submission of Scott Smith in April 2006.

However, that’s the last time Terrell has competed profesionally — but not for a lack of trying.

The UFC scheduled Terrell for a variety of fights, but illness and injury took a toll. Terrell pulled out of a UFC 62 fight with Yushin Okami due to a sinus infection, a UFC 66 fight with Okami due to an elbow injury, and just recently a UFC 78 fight with Ed Herman because of an ankle injury.

According to the report, Terrell will continue his career with another organization. In fact, according to the report, Terrell was “unhappy with the financial terms of his bout agreements” anyway. According to ProElite.com/fiveouncesofpain.com’s Sam Caplan, EliteXC could be a possible future home for the fighter. Two of his teammates — Nick Diaz and Jake Shields — are already under contract to the California-based organization.

(Note: This is not the same Dave Terrell that fights for the WEC.)

(UPDATE 1: While GracieFighter.com is owned by Cesar Gracie, he was not responsible for the Terrell update, which came directly from the fighter’s representatives. We originally attributed the post to Gracie himself.)

(UPDATE 2: According to Terrell’s manager, Tom Call, the comments did not come from them either. According to Call, there was “no ill will” between Terrell and the UFC, and the fighter could still return to the UFC someday.)

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