Eliot Marshall Released from the UFC

December 1, 2011
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Eliot Marshall


A second stint in the UFC has come to an end for former ‘Ultimate Fighter’ competitor Eliot Marshall.

The Colorado based heavyweight has been released from the promotion following back-to-back losses.

“Well it’s official,” Marshall wrote on his Twitter account. “I have been released by the UFC.”

Marshall originally came back to the UFC on short notice when the promotion needed a replacement to face Luiz Cane at UFC 128 in March. Marshall stepped up to the plate, but suffered a TKO loss to the Brazilian.

Coming back at UFC 137, Marshall took on Brandon Vera in a pivotal light heavyweight match-up for both fighters.

Despite Marshall nearly finishing Vera several times in the third round, including a knockdown and two near submissions, the judges still only saw it as a 10-9 and gave the first two rounds to Vera.

The decision was met with a lot of controversy after the fight, but despite the close nature of the fight, the UFC has opted not to retain Marshall’s services.


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  • Mario

    Eliot Marshall should have gotten the nod over Vera. Tough luck getting cut from the UFC.

    It’s possible that if he get’s a few wins elsewhere, they’ll call him back again.

    The problem is, a 3rd go around might result the same as his previous two.

    Either way, best of luck to him!

  • tomkevill

    pretty crappy to release a guy after he got robbed. Vera gets so many bones thrown his way its sickening.

  • bajafox

    Not sure how old he is but if he’s still young enough and evolves he could get a 3rd shot but like someone said before, the results will probably be the same. Tough luck, that Vera fight was pretty close

  • jamesstenbeck

    But the fact that Jason Brilz wasn’t also cut leads me to believe that Dana White is going to make Brilz move down to 185 instead of cutting him – just like he made Yoshihiro Akiyama move down to 170 instead of cutting him.