Jason MacDonald: 'My contract has been terminated'

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I got my walking papers from the UFC. I received an e-mail Saturday from the UFC, from their legal department, saying "my services were no longer needed" and "my contract has been terminated." It was one of those form letters and at the bottom it said "this is in large part due to your loss in the UFC." I’m obviously very disappointed. But I’m not at all angry with the UFC. I’m well aware of the fact that I’m paid to perform. And the reality is three of the past four fights, I’ve lost. I do my best to put on good fights but I put on a horrible performance against (Nate) Quarry. Had I gone out there and had a three-round war with him and had it been extremely exciting, I don’t think I’d be in this position. But probably the most disappointing thing is not only that I was let go, but how poorly I performed that night, in Canada, in front of all my Canadian fans. That makes it more bitter for me. But I will always be an optimist. There’s no doubt in my mind I can get myself back into the UFC. So I’ll just go out there and put on some exciting fights, get some wins and get myself back into the UFC.

Former UFC middleweight Jason MacDonald (21-12) confirms his release from Zuffa after nearly a three year career inside the Octagon. "The Athlete" was halfway through a four-fight contract signed last September and even had the chance to be immortalized courtesy of a Round 5 action figure. Unfortunately MacDonald had been inconsistent during his tenure with the UFC, going 5-5 and recently losing two straight -- including a dreadful performance against Nate Quarry at UFC 97 back on April 18. The Canadian saw his share of defeats and was gracious in each one -- including today's issued courtesy of Zuffa, LLC.

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