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And Now He’s Fired (Again): Joe Doerksen


("So if you lose two in a row, you’re still OK, right?")

Despite logging a tough split decision loss to Dan Miller at UFC 124, Joe Doerksen yesterday had insult added to the injury of losing in front of his fellow Canadians in Montreal Saturday night when he was informed by the UFC that he was being let go by the promotion.

Fiveouncesofpain was first to report the New Bothwell, Manitoba native’s firing.

The loss was Doerksen’s second in a row since handing Tom Lawlor his second loss in a row in his Octagon return at UFC 113. He was submitted in his last bout at UFC 119 by C.B. Dollaway.


Surprisingly, Joe Stevenson who logged his second consecutive loss and his fourth in his past six fights when he was was knocked out in less than two minutes by fellow TUF winner Mac Danzig Saturday will be getting another chance by the UFC. According to MMAWeekly, sources close to Joe "Daddy" say that the promotion told the former number one lightweight contender that he will live to fight another day in the Octagon.

In related news, UFC newcomer Sean Pierson (who many felt should have won Fight of the Night honors at UFC 124) may be one and done with the UFC despite winning a unanimous decision victory over Matt Riddle on Saturday night. According to a report by The Toronto Star, Pierson, who recently began work as a Toronto police officer has been told by Toronto Police Services brass that he will need to choose between the two professions, which is odd considering fellow TUF alumnus Rob MacDonald continued to fight and work as a police officer in the city for some time. MacDonald, who resigned a position with a neighboring department to compete on TUF was later hired by the TPS where he worked for a year before moving to Salt Lake City Utah to work and train at Gym Jones, the training facility made famous for the program it formulated for the gladiators in the film "300."


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8MilesHigh- December 16, 2010 at 3:23 pm
They should have dropped Miller instead. He took Joe down and held on to him for 3 rounds. Not once did he try to pass guard or attack with a sub. Instead he staying in Joe's guard while getting peppered with elbows to head.
nickyroose- December 15, 2010 at 4:38 pm
They weren't "gladiators" in the film they were soldiers. Spartan soldiers. That is all.
MoTropolis- December 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm
"Must suck to think that frickin' C.B. Dollaway had a hand in getting you fired..."

Bet it doesnt suck as bad as getting schooled by M Russ in the comments section.
Mike Russell- December 15, 2010 at 1:54 pm
Actually, you're wrong, Bards. I've known Rob for a few years and am quite familiar with his circumstances.He quit Peel to be on TUF because they wouldn't give him six weeks off to be on the show and was hired by the Toronto Police when he returned.hxxp://www.torontopolice.on.ca/modules.php?op=modload&name=News&file=article&sid=1934 
Bards- December 15, 2010 at 1:14 pm
It's worth noting that Pierson and MacDonald work/worked for different police departments. MacDonald is with Peel police, which serves the Toronto suburb of Mississauga. Pierson works for the department that serves Metro Toronto.
LOKI- December 15, 2010 at 1:08 pm
No regional fighter is ever really fired; they just get shelved until the UFC needs locals to populate a card. Ask The Crow. Shit. Ask Sinosic!
LOKI- December 15, 2010 at 1:07 pm
No regional fighter is ever really fired; they just get shelved until the UFC needs locals to populate a card. Ask The Crow.
just some dong- December 15, 2010 at 11:36 am
Back to Doerka-Doerkastan he goes. Must suck to think that frickin' C.B. Dollaway had a hand in getting you fired...

knucklesamitch- December 15, 2010 at 11:26 am
El Dirte lost to Paulo Filho in WEC too...So that's 2-8 in Zuffa-owned MMA...See ya back in Sengoku.
ChrisH- December 15, 2010 at 11:09 am
2-7 UFC record accumulated over his multiple chances in the organization (not to mention in the middle of the MW pack). Maybe he should go back to fighting soup cans.
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