Assuncao announced the news himself on his Twitter account:
"I JUST GOT CUT FROM THE UFC!! WOW... APPARENTLY THEY DID NOT LIKE MY LAST FIGHT. THANKS @ufc FOR THE OPPORTUNITY. TO MY FANS, I'LL BE BACK!"
Assuncao (13-5) had amassed a seven fight win streak before suffering a unanimous decision loss to TUF 9 champion Ross "The Real Deal" Pearson at UFC 141 in December.