Ben Saunders Released From UFC Following Loss On Saturday

By MATT BOONE
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Ultimate Fighter veteran Ben “Killa B” Saunders recently posted the following message on his official Facebook page:

“Sorry everyone I tried to fight my best these past two fights but ended up getting outworked. The UFC has officially cut me. The good news is they told me to work on my wrestling and ground game and then come back. So that is all I am going to be doing, improving dramatically and show them I belong. Much respect to Swick, Fitch, and Hallman as they were the better men on those nights and have my full respect. To fight such names is a true honor.”

Saunders compiled a 4-3 record while fighting inside the famed octagon, dropping three of his last four bouts. “Killa B” started off 2009 dropping a one-sided loss to Mike Swick at UFC 99 before picking up his lone '09 victory over Marcus Davis by knockout at UFC 106.

In 2010, Saunders dropped a decision to welterweight number one contender Jon Fitch, in a fight Saunders took on short notice when Fitch's original opponent, Thiago Alves, pulled out just days before the fight with a brain injury.

The apparent straw that broke the camel's back came this past Saturday night, when Saunders lost via unanimous decision to MMA veteran Dennis Hallman at UFC 117.