For the second time in three years, the UFC has released veteran Brandon Vera (pictured).
FoxSports.com was the first to report on Vera’s unemployment status. Although UFC officials did not confirm Vera’s release with 5thRound.com at the time of publication, his fighter profile has been removed from UFC.com.
Vera owns a 12-7 (1 NC) professional record, but went just 8-7 (1 NC) inside the octagon. “The Truth’s” UFC career started out with great promise nine years ago, as he discussed donning both the heavyweight and light heavyweight titles after winning his first four fights in devastating fashion in the big leagues.
However, things quickly went downhill after a long contract dispute.
Vera was initially fired after getting dominated by Thiago Silva at UFC 125, which was his third straight loss at the time. However, Vera was granted a reprieve after Silva flunked his post-fight drug test and their scrap was overturned to a no contest.
The 36-year-old rebounded in his next outing against Eliot Marshall, had an impressive showing in a TKO defeat to former champ Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, then looked awful in August’s TKO loss to Ben Rothwell.