Lightweight fighter Joe Veres confirmed his release from the UFC via a message board post under his official account on the Underground Forum at MMA.tv.
Veres was 0-2 while competing in the UFC. He made his debut for the promotion at UFC Fight Night 11 on September 19 and was knocked out by Gray Maynard just 0:09 into round one. He last fought at UFC Fight Night 12 on January 23, where he lost to Corey Hill via TKO at 0:37 of round two.
Veres is just one of multiple fighters to have been released from their UFC contracts. Many fighters have had their profiles removed from UFC.com in recent weeks but so far Veres, David Terrell, Hermes Franca, and Doug Evans are the only confirmed fighters to be released.
While it’s never a good thing to see someone lose their job, these releases could be considered good for the careers of the respective fighters listed. In the case of Terrell and Franca, it’s been reported that they requested to be let go. As for Evans and Veres, they now have the freedom to seek fights elsewhere as opposed to being stuck in a state of limbo.