13-Fight UFC Veteran Daron Cruickshank Released by Promotion

By Tristen Critchfield Mar 1, 2016

Daron Cruickshank, a 13-time Octagon veteran and a cast member on Season 15 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” has been released by the UFC.

The 30-year-old lightweight announced the news via Twitter on Tuesday.

“I’ve officially been released,” Cruickshank wrote. “It’s been a pleasure and privilege to fight for the UFC. I am now currently looking for a fight elsewhere.”

Cruickshank is coming off a third-round submission loss to Paul Felder at UFC Fight Night in Boston on Jan. 17, his third consecutive defeat within the promotion. Including a “TUF 20” finale bout against K.J. Noons that was ruled a no contest due to an accidental eye poke, Cruickshank has not tasted victory since a three-round verdict over Anthony Njokuani in October 2014.

“The Detroit Superstar” went 6-6 in the Octagon, earning notable wins over Yves Edwards and Erik Koch. The Michigan Top Team representative is 16-8 as a professional overall, with nine wins via knockout or technical knockout.

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