“Ultimate Fighter” Season 2 champion Joe Stevenson has been released by the UFC following his fourth loss in a row.

Sources close to the situation confirmed the release to MMAWeekly.com on Thursday. MMAFighting.com first reported the news.

Following his triumph as a welterweight during the second season of the UFC’s reality show, Stevenson dropped down to lightweight and made it all the way to a title shot in 2008, but fell short as he was submitted by B.J. Penn in the championship bout.

Following that fight, Stevenson went 3-2 in his next five fights facing some stiff competition in the 155-pound division.

Unfortunately, Stevenson fell on harder times with four straight losses in the Octagon, including his last against Javier Vazquez after making the drop to the featherweight division.

Stevenson exits the UFC with an 8-8 overall record in the promotion and having competed in three different weight classes along the way.

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