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TUF Runner-Up Mike Ricci Cut from the UFC

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After a 1-2 run in the promotion, the UFC has decided to let go of former TUF runner up Mike “The Martian” Ricci.

Ricci appeared on The Ultimate Fight 16, where he picked up the $25,000 “Knockout of the Season” bonus. He battled his way to the finals, where he was defeated by Colton Smith, despite being the 3-1 favorite. Ricci bounced back with a win over Colin Fletcher, but followed it up with a split decision loss to Myles Jury earlier this month.

Now after two losses and three decisions, it seems the UFC is ready to let go of this 27-year old lightweight prospect.

Ricci has not yet commented on the situation.