http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...cle2347411.eceFLAMBOYANT Japanese welterweight Akihiro Gono has been axed by the UFC.
The former Pride superstar suffered his second consecutive Octagon defeat to Jon Fitch at UFC 94 in January, which pushed his overall record with the promotion to 1-2.
That came hot on the heels of his UFC 89 split decision loss to rising British prospect Dan Hardy last October.
But Gono – known for his glitzy ring entrances and exciting fighting style – will not be out of work for long.
According to the latest print edition of The Wrestling Observer, he is already in talks with Japan-based outfit Sengoku.