It seems that Ultimate Fighter 8 finalist Phillipe Nover isn't the next Anderson Silva after all.
Despite a very impressive run on the eighth season of the Spike TV reality show, the "The Filipino Assassin" was unable to find a win in three attempts since his Dec. 2008 debut and has been subsequently released from his UFC contract according to Heavy.com.
And aside from the losses, there were a few behind the scenes shenanigans that raised a few eyebrows from the mixed martial arts community as well.
Nover suffered what was initially reported as a seizure in the locker room at UFC Fight Night 19 back on Sept. 16, forcing the cancellation of his undercard bout against Sam Stout.
It wasn't the first time the former Brooklyn nurse parted ways with his consciousness — he lost his legs on the very first episode of TUF 8.
Following the incident, he was medically cleared to fight and re-booked against fellow TUF alum Rob Emerson at UFC 109 earlier this month; however, "The Saint" gave him all he could handle for three rounds, taking the unanimous decision victory and effectively handing Nover his pink slip.
"The Filipino Assassin" has established a name for himself through his fighting endeavors and will likely have no problem finding work on the independent circuit.
He was 4-0 under the Ring of Combat banner prior to joining the UFC.
In addition, he's enjoyed a successful career as a nurse and prior to "Relentless" didn't ruled out a return to that profession if things didn't pan out inside the cage.