Mark Coleman, Phillipe Nover and Tim Hague Released From the UFC

Written by Tim Ngo
February 10th, 2010

Following their respective losses at this weekend’s “UFC 109: Relentless” event, three fighters have officially been cut by the world’s biggest MMA organization.

To nobody’s surprise, UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman was released after being blanked by Randy Couture in all aspects of the MMA game. Coleman looked slow and lethargic and was ultimately put to rest with a rear-naked choke in the 2ndRound.

Heavyweight Tim Hague was also set free after his second consecutive loss inside the Octagon. Not only did Hague drop a decision to Chris Tuchscherer at UFC 109, he was the victim of the fastest knockout in UFC history at UFC 102 against Todd Duffee.

The surprise release of the day was lightweight Phillipe Nover. Once hailed as the “next Anderson Silva” by UFC president Dana White when he was a contestant on “The Ultimate Fighter 8,” things never really panned out for the part-time nurse.

After reaching the TUF finals, Nover lost his next three bouts including the six-figure contract to Efrain Escudero. Although the UFC had high hopes for him, the promotion decided to release the Filipino fighter following his loss to Rob Emerson over the weekend.

Heavy and UGO reported on the most recent cuts earlier today.

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