Winner of  The Ultimate Fighter season eight,  and  recent UFC prospect, Efrain Escudero has just tweeted that the UFC has decided to release him from his contract. Here’s the tweet from Escudero himself:

Hello true fan I was released by the Ufc today speaking to strikeforce and bellator. Taking a week off and make my way back!!!!!

The cut comes after missing weight for a second time, and also two recent loses to tough opponents; Evan Dunham, and Charles Oliveira. Both loses were by way of submission. On the bright side, we now have the chance of seeing some interesting new blood in the Bellator and Strikeforce lightweight division.