Following his second straight loss in the organization, lightweight Dan Lauzon has been released from his contract with the UFC.
Lauzon's friend and business partner Joe Cavallaro confirmed the news to BostonHerald.com.
"His contract was terminated," said Cavallaro, who is the promoter of World Championship Fighting. "He's just got to go back and get more experience. Dany is very very young guy. He is a tremendous fighter. He needs to get the right training, the right camp and get a handful of wins again. I was talking to Joe Silva about it and he said ‘we'll definitely have him back. We love him, he's a tough kid. He just needs more experience, a consistent camp.' He did learn a lot from this fight. Now he comes back down and we weigh all his options. Now we figure out, is it best to go to Strikeforce? Is it best to go to Bellator or is it best to go to a local promoter who is going pay him a ton of money?"
It was well-documented that Lauzon was going through some problems two weeks prior to his fight at UFC 114. His brother, current UFC fighter Joe Lauzon as well as longtime coaches Joe Pomfret and Steve Maze chose not to travel to the fight after they reportedly became unsatisfied with the 22-year-old's commitment to training. Lauzon was left in an awkward situation, finishing the rest of his training camp at Lauzon MMA, which is owned by Joe Lauzon and he was forced to find new cornermen on very short notice.
Lauzon leaves the UFC with a 0-3 record, suffering a loss in his first stint with the promotion as he was defeated in his Octagon debut by Spencer Fisher at UFC 64 in October 2006. He has competed for an array of notable promotions during his four-year career such as Rage in the Cage, Combat Zone, World Championship Fighting, Cage Fury Fighting Championships and Affliction.
Lauzon has put together a solid 12-4 MMA record since turning pro in April 2006, scoring stoppages in all of his 12 wins. He holds a notable career win over current King of the Cage Junior Welterweight Champion Bobby Green, while suffering his only other career loss to current WEC featherweight Deividas Taurosevicius.