Keith Jardine cut by the UFC following TUF 11 Finale loss to Matt Hamill

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Former Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 2 contestant and 13-fight Octagon veteran Keith Jardine has been released by the UFC following his TUF 11 Finale loss to Matt Hamill on June 19 in Las Vegas.

That's the word from MMA Fighting, who confirmed Jardine's release with Dana White earlier today.

"The Dean of Mean" had dropped four consecutive bouts and six of his last eight over the span of three years. In addition to losing last Saturday night to "The Hammer," Jardine came up empty against Quinton "Rampage" Jackson, Thiago Silva, and Ryan Bader.

Not exactly the weakest competition.

Regardless, the man who kept himself in contention by defeating the likes of Forrest Griffin and Chuck Liddell will now earn his next win, or loss, in an organization not named the UFC.

Anyone want to lay odds on how quickly he turns up in Strikeforce?

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