Daron Cruickshank announces release from UFC following 4-year stint

Daron Cruickshank will no longer be competing with the UFC.


‘The Detroit Superstar’ announced his release from the UFC via Twitter on Tuesday afternoon.




Cruickshank (16-8, 1 NC) was cut by the promotion following three consecutive losses, the most recent being to Paul Felder who beat Cruickshank via third-round submission. At UFC 185, Cruickshank faced Beneil Dariush, where he missed weight by one pound and lost via submission. Prior to that, the Michigan native faced KJ Noons and was rendered unable to continue following an eye poke.


The 30-year old TUF alum has been with the UFC since 2012 when he beat Chris Tickle via unanimous decision at The Ultimate Fighter: Live finale. He has fought for the promotion a total of thirteen times, amassing a 6-6 (1 NC) record with his most notable victories being his head-kick knockouts of Erik Koch, Mike Rio, and Henry Martinez.



Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.


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