According to Fighters Only, British welterweight Nick Osipczak has been released from his UFC contract following a less than stellar performance against Duane “Bang” Ludwig at UFC 122 earlier this month.
Osipczak found his way into the UFC through The Ultimate Fighter season nine, which pitted MMA fighters from the US and the UK against one another under coaches Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping. Osipczak showed promise on the show, but was eliminated in the semi-finals by DaMarques Johnson. Post-TUF, Osipczak was invited back to the UFC and won his first two fights impressively–submitting Frank Lester at the ‘TUF’ 9 finale and earning a TKO over Matt Riddle at UFC 105.
The Team Rough House fighter would unfortunately hit a skid in his next three outings, losing decisions to Rick Story, Greg Soto and Ludwig. As is often the case, three lost fights in a row earned Osipczak a pink slip from the UFC. His promotional record stands at 2-3, and his overall record at 5-3.
Osipczak joins Gerald Harris, and Seth Petruzelli as one of the latest UFC castoffs–marking a trend which UFC President Dana White recently told MMAFighting.com has become the new promotional standard.
“Listen, these are the big leagues, no different than Major League Baseball, no different than the NFL,” White said. “You perform or you go away.”