http://www.mmajunkie.com/news/2013/09/following-back-to-back-losses-ufc-releases-ryan-couture After migrating from the defunct Strikeforce to the UFC, lightweight Ryan Couture (6-3 MMA, 0-2 UFC) hoped to build a career in the promotion where his father was a champion and star. But after two straight losses in the octagon, Couture's time in the UFC has, for now, come to an end. The fighter this past week received a letter releasing him from his contract, manager Sam Spira today told MMAjunkie.com. Couture, the son of multi-time champ and UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture, amassed a 6-1 record in Strikeforce and met increasingly stiff challenges when the promotion was acquired by UFC parent Zuffa in 2011. In his final three performances, he notched wins over more experienced competitors such as Conor Heun, Joe Duarte and K.J. Noons. Spira said the younger Couture will regroup and look to gain more experience on a smaller platform before deciding whether to make another push to win another contract with the UFC.