Following a loss to Mark Bocek at UFC 124 in Montreal, Dustin Hazelett has been released from the UFC.
Sources close to the fighter confirmed Hazelett’s release to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday.
The Cincinnati-based fighter had fallen on tough times recently after knee surgery sidelined him for over a year. He returned and dropped his next three fights in a row.
Most recently, Hazelett had dropped down to lightweight to try to rejuvenate things, but Bocek submitted him in Montreal, setting him back further.
During his time with the UFC, Hazelett went 5-5 overall, but managed to pull off some of the craziest submissions in MMA history.
The Jorge Gurgel trained fighter landed a few “Submission of the Night” bonuses during his time with the UFC, and will likely work outside the promotion and try to earn his way back for another shot in the Octagon.