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Eric Schafer Released From UFC

FiveOuncesofPain is reporting that 18 fight veteran Eric Schafer has been cut from the UFC roster after posting two unanimous decision losses in a row.

Schafer competed in the Octagon seven times and in seven fights he scored three victories. He holds notable losses to Michael Bisping, Stephan Bonnar, and Ryan Bader and during his UFC tenure picked up solid wins against Rob McDonald and Houston Alexander.

“Red” last competed at “UFC On Versus 1″ this past Sunday where he took home a unanimous decision loss to Jason Brilz.

Schafer posted on Mixed Martial Arts forum The Underground earlier today with his feelings on being let go:

“I found out an hour before reading this, was just joking around (though it really does suck),” wrote Schafer. “I’ll just get back into the gym and see what the future holds. Despite losing the last 2 decisions, I felt I learned a lot, but the UFC is not a easy place to be working on my game. Oh well, I had some good battles and always went out looking to finish. Was an amazing experience.”

The Pedro Sauer Brazilian Jiu-jitsu black belt holds a Mixed Martial Arts record of 11 wins and five losses.