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Eric “Red” Schafer cut by UFC

Seven-time UFC veteran Eric “Red” Schafer has been released from the promotion on the heels of a two fight losing skid.

The news comes courtesy of Schafer himself in a recent post on The Underground.

I found out an hour before reading this, was just joking around (though it really does suck). I’ll just get back into the gym and see what the future holds. Despite losing the last 2 decisions, I felt I learned a lot, but the UFC is not a easy place to be working on my game. Oh well, I had some good battles and always went out looking to finish. Was an amazing experience.

With an overall career record of 11-5, and a UFC record of 3-4, Schafer recently dropped consecutive bouts at the hands of Ryan Bader at UFC 104, and most recently to Jason Brilz via unanimous decision during the first “UFC on Versus” event.

A former XFO light heavyweight champion and black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, “Red” has notched notable wins over the likes of Rob MacDonald, Antonio Mendes and Houston Alexander in the past.