In a strange turn of events, Travis Lutter is not returning to the UFC after all. It had been reported that Lutter would face Joe Doerksen at an upcoming UFC event but Lutter cleared everything up recently by saying, “I’m no closer to returning to the UFC, but also no further away, so it’s a good day.”
After making one of the more surprising comebacks during “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series, he drew the ire of Dana White by failing to make weight in his middleweight title shot against Anderson Silva.
Lutter’s last appearance in the UFC was at UFC 83 where Rich Franklin dominated him from the start which prompted Dana White to publicly state that Lutter was no longer in the UFC.
“I’m hoping to make it back to the UFC at some point, but right now I’m not under contract with the UFC.” Lutter continued.
While waiting for another opportunity to get called back to the UFC, Lutter will just have to make due with the opportunities that are presented to him.