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After lackluster loss to Oliveira, Escudero cut by the UFC

Maggie Hendricks
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After his less-than-thrilling loss to Charles Oliveira, "The Ultimate Fighter" winner Efrain Escudero has been cut from the UFC. He Tweeted the news, and said that he was talking to Strikeforce and Bellator.

When Escudero won Season 8 of "The Ultimate Fighter," he looked like a fighter with unlimited potential. But between that win over Phillippe Nover for the TUF title and the loss to Oliveira, Escudero lost something. He looked tentative in the Oliveira match before getting submitted. The fighter who had TKO'ed Cole Miller missed weight and mugged for the crowd instead of working to win the fight.

Escudero is just the second TUF winner to be cut by the organization. Travis Lutter, who blew weight before his scheduled title bout with Anderson Silva, is the other.

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