TUF 14 Champion John Dodson Released By UFC

The Ultimate Fighter 14 winner John Dodson’s time with the UFC has come to an end as the fighter was released from his contract.

Ricky Kottenstette, who is Dodson’s manager, issued a statement to MMA Fighting about the fighter’s future.

“We are excited to see what other offers are out there for John. John is 100 percent committed to his fight career and he’s not diminished in his skill set whatsoever. John has fought the absolute best in the world in two weight classes and he’s still more than ready face elite competition. We look forward to talking to any and all promotions to find John the best home for his future.”

Dodson (21-12-0, 10-7-0 UFC) picked up notable wins over TJ Dillashaw, Tim Elliott, Jussier Formiga, John Moraga, Manny Gamburyan, Eddie Wineland and Pedro Munhoz during his UFC tenure. Dodson was the winner of TUF 14, defeating the aforementioned Dillashaw in the finals of the reality show.

The fighter has won just one of his last four in the UFC with that lone win coming over Nathaniel Wood at UFC Fight Night Rio Rancho. There is no word at this time as to where Dodson will sign with next.

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