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Jay Hieron Released by Strikeforce, Expected to Return to UFC

Welterweight Jay Hieron has been released by Strikeforce and is rumored to be returning UFC.

“I finally got my release from [Strikeforce]. Y’all know what I’m about to do,” Hieron wrote on Twitter. “I have been threw a lot of shit this past year but I have trained the whole time. So all [welterweights] take notice I’m coming for somebody’s head.”

Hieron (19-4) earned Strikeforce wins over Jesse Taylor last August and Joe Riggs in January to push his win streak to seven-straight, but neither fight was televised and a promised title shot against champ Nick Diaz never materialized.

The former IFL champ went 0-2 in the UFC from 2004 to 2005, suffering losses to Georges St-Pierre and Jonathan Goulet, but has gone 12-2 since.

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