Kris McCray and Mario Miranda released, while Eliot Marshall gets one final chance

TUF 11 runner-up, Kris McCray and Brazilian middleweight, Mario Miranda have both been released from his UFC this week contract following a string of losses inside the octagon, while UFC light heavyweight, Eliot Marshall will get one final chance following a first round TKO defeat last month at the hands of Brazilian heavy hitter, Luiz Cane, a fight he took on short notice.

McCray dropped to welterweight following his loss to Court McGee on the TUF 11 finale only to lose to dangerous Brazilian submission artist, Carlos Eduardo Rocha. He then went on to lose to UK star, John Hathaway via decision. Miranda was defeated in his first UFC fight, losing to Gerald Harris via TKO. He rebounded impressively defeating former title contender, David Loiseau before dropping decisions to both Demian Maia and Aaron Simpson. Marshall has gone 3-2 with the UFC over two runs, with losses to Vladimir Matyushenko and now Luiz Cane.

McCray, speaking via, said:

“After a fight like that it kind of sucks, but what can you do…never let it get in the hands of the judges. It was a great fight and not to take anything away from (John) Hathaway, but I wish I would have got that last fight.”

“I know I can compete at that level, I had a really good fight and a tough guy at that level. So just get back, keep fighting, and we’ll see 3, 4, 5 or 6 fights, who knows, definitely want to get back on the bike.”

“You’ve got to at least set that as your mark that’s where you want to be. We’ll see how it goes, and hopefully good news.”

Mario Miranda’s manager, Ed Soares, speaking via, said:

“He’s bummed, but he kind of expected it. He got cut unfortunately.”

“His last 4 fights he’s had 3 losses in the UFC, and I think he just needs to go back to the drawing board and get some wins. Our goal is try to get him to fight three more times by the end of the year, and put three more wins together and try to get him back in there.”

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