John "Doomsday" Howard Released from UFC

Jordan LuchtefeldContributor IIJuly 11, 2011

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John Howard has been released from the UFC following a three-fight losing streak.

John Howard’s most recent lost came in a close decision at UFC Live 4 when he was outdone by Matt Brown. Howard confirmed the news in a video that he posted on his twitter.

Howard started 4-0 in the highly competitive welterweight division with wins over Chris Wilson, Tamdan McCrory, Dennis Hallman, and Daniel Roberts. Howard had one of the wildest comebacks in UFC history when he came back and knocked out Dennis Hallman with five seconds remaining.

He received a step up in competition when faced highly touted prospect Jake Ellenberger and was TKO’d when the doctor eventually stopped the contest. Howard then lost his next fight with former contender Thiago Alves.

Matt Brown and Howard were both in must win situations coming into their fight. Brown eventually prevailed while Howard will now have to work his way back to the world’s biggest mixed-martial arts organization.

Howard said that he will hope to fight in Bellator or DREAM while he tries to eventually make his way back to the big show.

“I’m not too mad about it. It’s whatever man. I tried my best. My last fight with Matt Brown, I didn’t think I lost, but when it goes to the judges, that’s what happens,” Howard said.

Howard ends his UFC run with a 4-3 record and a 14-7 record overall.