The UFC has released a trio of fighters following recent losses. Headlining the trio is Strikeforce import Ryan Couture, son of MMA legend Randy, who was never able to gain traction in the Octagon. Couture’s release was announced by MMAJunkie, though the UFC has yet to confirm the release.
Couture was never able to find traction in the Octagon after a solid 6-1 run in Strikeforce, losing in his two Octagon appearances. While Couture showed heart in his two UFC appearances, his skill level was simply not ready for the UFC. Couture’s last UFC performance was at UFC 164, where he lost to Al Iaquinta in decisive fashion.
Couture will reportedly look to regain traction in a smaller promotion before deciding wether to pursue a return to the Octagon.
Flyweight Azamat Gashimov and lightweight Mizuto Hirota were also removed from the UFC roster earlier this week, which typically signals a release from the promotion. Both fighters went 0-2 in the Octagon.