UFC 124 was a rough night for Joe Stevenson, but it won’t cost him his job with the promotion.
The former “Ultimate Fighter” winner suffered a knockout loss at the hands of Mac Danzig in Montreal last Saturday night in a fight many considered a “win or go home” type situation.
According to sources close to the fighter speaking to MMAWeekly.com on Tuesday, Stevenson will be given another shot in the Octagon.
Following the event, UFC president Dana White sounded like he was opting to keep Stevenson on the roster, but with the knockout loss and a tough record recently, anything could happen.
“We like guys that fight, we like guys that come in and lay it on the line. Joe Stevenson’s had a bad run, it’s so tough to cut a guy that comes in and does what he’s supposed to do, and he’s one of those guys,” White commented after UFC 124.
While 2-4 in his last six fights doesn’t sit as the most stellar of records, Stevenson has proven to be one of the toughest fighters in the lightweight division and has faced some of the stiffest competition at 155 pounds.
There has been no word on when Stevenson will return, but he will get another chance to prove himself in the UFC.