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After three consecutive losses, 13-time UFC veteran Daron Cruickshank released

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Thirteen-time UFC veteran Daron Cruickshank has been released from the promotion, according to a tweet the Michigan fighter.

"I've officially been released. It's been a pleasure and privilege to fight for the UFC. I am now currently looking for a fight elsewhere," the tweet read.

The 30-year old Cruickshank (16-8-1) has lost three fights in a row overall, and is currently winless in his last four bouts. His last fight came against Paul Felder at UFC Fight Night 81 on Jan. 17. He lost the bout via rear-naked choke in the third round.

Before his losing streak he was unable to continue in a fight with K.J. Noons after receiving an eye poke in the second round.

Before his recent skid, Cruickshank — who competes as a lightweight — had won three of four fights, including a memorable TKO over the heavily-favored Erik Koch at UFC Fight Night 40 in Cincinnati back in 2014. He missed weight in his UFC 185 bout with Baneil Dariush, and ended up losing the bout via second-round submission.

"The Detroit Superstar" was a participant on The Ultimate Fighter: Live (the 15th season). He defeated Chris Tickle in the finale in 2012, and followed that up with a second-round knockout (head kick) of Henry Martinez six months later.

Cruickshank's overall record in the UFC was 6-6-(1).

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