james ended up retiring because the doctors told him he'd risk paralysis if he continued fighting.
He had a few fights lined up after ufc 120 where he lost to claude patrick but he had to pull out due to injury.
He was one of the last interviews i did when i was writing.
Also i think the first tuf winner to get cut was travis lutter but i get what you're saying about him not being the first 'regular' tuf winner not to get axed. That was efrain escudero.
Mark, as far as I am aware, has retired following surgery to his knee. He now owns his own Fabrication company..
''All you have to do is follow three simple rules. One, never underestimate your opponent. Expect the unexpected. Two, take it outside. Never start anything inside the bar unless it's absolutely necessary. And three, be nice''