You can chalk light heavyweight knockout artist Houston Alexander up to being the most recent victim of the big UFC axe following his less than spectacular performance during his recent loss to Kimbo Slice during The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale.
Alexander has been cut from the promotion according to UFC President Dana White, who made the news public at the pre-event press conference according to a recent report at MMAJunkie.
The news of the normally heavy handed brawler’s release from the organization comes on the heels of his TUF 10 Finale showing against Kimbo that most had anticipated to be one of the more exciting bouts in recent memory. However, nothing could have been further from the truth as Alexander seemed completely unwilling to engage Slice in a match-up that was, for the lack of a better term, boring.
“I was going to leave,” said White in regards to the Kimbo-Alexander bout. “I was going to get up and walk out of the fight. That’s what I thought of it. If I didn’t have to hand out ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ trophy at the end (of the event), I would have left that night. It wasn’t a good night for me.”
“The last thing I expected was for Houston Alexander to come in and do the Kalib Starnes.”
Alexander burst onto the scene in the UFC like a cyclone, destroying Keith Jardine in epic fashion, along with handing Allesio Sakara a healthy beatdown just before dropping his next three with the promotion to the likes of Thiago Silva, James Irvin and Eric “Red” Schafer. Houston then bounced back from those losses with a big TKO over Sherman Pendergarst during Adrenaline MMA IV just prior to the recent bout with Slice.