Eliot Marshall's run of bad luck caught up to him. The 31-year-old light heavyweight was released by the UFC on Thursday following two straight losses to Brandon Vera and Luiz Cane. Marshall announced the news via Twitter.
"Well, it's official," Marshall posted. "I have been released by the UFC."
The report marks Marshall's second release from the UFC after a previous 3-1 run ended with a split decision loss to Vladimir Matyushenko in mid-2010.
The TUF 8 alum racked up three quick victories in regional promotions to gain reentry into the Octagon, but failed to capitalize with a first-round TKO loss to Cane and narrow decision loss to Vera.
The result with Vera, in particular, caught the ire of Marshall (10-4), who felt the ringside judge's scored the contest incorrectly. After dropping the first two rounds, "The Fire" picked up his urgency and dominated the final frame, nearly breaking Vera's arm in the process.
"I just don't know how round three was not a 10-8," Marshall said to Sportstown Chicago. "You tell me? I dropped him twice. I took him down. I almost choked him and I broke his arm. If that's not a 10-8, what is a 10-8?"
Marshall exits the UFC with a 3-3 promotional record.