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Source: UFC cuts Anthony Johnson

Updated: January 16, 2012, 11:12 AM ET
By Franklin McNeil | ESPN.com

UFC has released former welterweight Anthony Johnson, a source close to the situation informed ESPN.com on Monday.

Johnson's future with the promotion came into question Friday when he failed to make weight for his middleweight debut against Vitor Belfort at UFC 142. Johnson tipped the scale at 197 pounds for a 185-pound bout.

He was required to weigh in at 186 pounds for the nontitle middleweight contest, which was held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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