Middleweight Joe Doerksen is the latest fighter to be released by the UFC.
The news comes courtesy of Sportsnet.ca, which received word of Doerksen’s release from the fighter himself.
Doerksen is currently in the midst of a three fight losing streak that began this past August at WEC 29, was TKO’d by current WEC middleweight champion Paulo Filho at 4:07 of round 1.
After losing the vacant middleweight title to Filho, Doerksen was then transferred to the UFC and suffered a third round knockout against Ed Herman at UFC 78 this past November.
Doerksen fought on the undercard of the UFC’s most recent event, UFC 83 in Montreal, but lost to fellow Canadian fighter Jason MacDonald when he was TKO’d at 0:54 of the second round.
Doerksen had one fight remaining on his Zuffa contract at the time of his release but indicated that the company is open to the possibility of re-signing him in the future.
“(The UFC officials) made it very clear they’re very happy with the way I fight and they want me to come back,” Doerksen is quoted as saying by Sportsnet. “But they need me to go put a couple of wins together (first).”