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Marijuana offender Francisco Trevino among the latest group of fighters cut by the UFC

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Francisco Trevino's month continues to get worse.

The lightweight fighter was cut by the UFC this week after what now has become an infamous UFC 192, Trevino confirmed Monday on Twitter. Trevino missed weight by four pounds, fell by first-round TKO against Sage Northcutt, pushed referee Herb Dean to dispute the stoppage and then, a week later, found out he failed a drug test for marijuana.

Trevino (12-2) won his UFC debut against Renee Forte at UFC 171 last year, but then lost his last two. The Texas native will serve a 90-day suspension for failing the drug test and is facing a fine of up to $5,000.

Trevino discretions made his release from the UFC a foregone conclusion. But that wasn't the case for others. T.J. Waldburger and David Michaud were also released by the promotion, they announced on Twitter.

Waldburger (16-9) has not fought since a loss to Mike Pyle at UFC 170 in February 2014. He has lost two straight and three of his last four. On Twitter, Waldburger wrote that his main focus now is to care for his brother, who is battling cancer.

Michaud (8-2) has lost two of three in the UFC. He is coming off a fairly competitive third-round submission loss to Olivier Aubin-Mercier at UFC 186 in April.

"I definitely wasn't expecting it," Michaud wrote on Facebook. "I had been trying to get a fight and was told to stay ready for someone to drop out and take a short notice fight, so that's what I had been doing. Training and staying ready. Apparently they decided to go a different direction though."

Trevino, Waldburger and Michaud have been added to the growing list of recent UFC releases. Over the weekend, six fighters confirmed on social media that they had been bounced: The Ultimater Fighter 19 winner Eddie Gordon, Marcus Brimage, Chris Clements, Christos Giagos, Matt Van Buren and Roger Narvaez.

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