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Mac Danzig after winning TUF 6.

Mac Danzig is a retired former mixed martial artist.

was the welterweight winner of the sixth season of The Ultimate Fighter reality show, after which he immediately dropped to lightweight, defeating Mark Bocek before going on a three-fight losing streak and coming dangerously close to being cut from the promotion's roster. He managed to secure a must-win over Justin Buchholz however but lost his next fight controversially to Matt Wiman, when referee Yves Lavigne stopped the fight claiming that Danzig was unconscious in a tight guillotine choke. A rematch was scheduled a few weeks later for September.

Danzig was injured less than a month before the fight and replaced by Efrain Escudero who was set to fight John Gunderson on the prelims. Gunderson instead fought returning veteran Yves Edwards. Danzig took the rest of the month off to recover and in mid-October he was announced to be facing Joe Stevenson in December. Danzig knocked Stevenson unconscious in the first round to reaffirm his position in the UFC.

He was next set to face WEC veteran Donald Cerrone. Unfortunately, Danzig was injured a little over a month before the bout. He was replaced by newcomer Vagner Rocha.

After recovering, Danzig next competed in a rematch against Danzig. After fifteen minutes of war, Wiman earned the unanimous decision victory.

Danzig next signed to face fellow Ultimate Fighter winner Efrain Escudero. He defeated Escudero via unanimous decision and then faced former Pride lightweight champion Takanori Gomi in the UFC's first China show in November 2012, losing an exciting split decision.

Danzig was out for several months afterwards before signing to return against fellow TUF veteran Melvin Guillard in a likely loser-leaves-town bout. Guillard defeated Danzig via a brutal first round knockout that was hard for many fans of both fighters to watch. Danzig contemplated retirement after the loss.

Instead he next signed to fight fellow declining veteran Joe Lauzon. Danzig came to fight but just couldn't do quite enough as Lauzon battered and bloodied him en route to a unanimous decision. The fight was Danzig's third straight loss and almost certainly signaled the end of his UFC career and quite possibly his mixed martial arts career.

Indeed a few months later in March 2014 Danzig retired from the UFC and MMA.

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