Has the ufc ever cut a former champ?

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  1. RockyLockridge

    RockyLockridge Red Belt

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    I know guys like benson chose not to resign but have any former champs not been offered a contract?
     
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    I'm not sure what happened with Arlovski and whether he was offered a contract or not.
     
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    Tim Sylvia is still the most successful UFC HW champ. UFC still cut his ass
     
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    He had fights left on his contract, but if I recall correctly he actually asked to be released. I suppose that that still counts for TS' question though
     
  5. crlkllr

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    Sylvia left of his own accord.
     
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    Didn't he leave because he wanted to fight Fedor?
     
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    Dave Menne was probably cut at some point I'm guessing.
     
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    I may be wrong, but he opted not to renew so he could go to Affliction.
     
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    Arlovski comes to mind after some WSOF fights he came back to the UFC.
     
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    I'm pretty sure they elected to not resign him and no credible offer was made.
     
  11. BisexualMMA

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    I think they were going to cut Evan Tanner after he lost to Kendall Grove.

    Jens Pulver.
     
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    He wanted more money...and the chance to fight Fedor...same with Sylvia...and they ultimately did get paid a lot and had the chance to fight Fedor...but they both lost...and then Affliction folded for overpaying fighters.
     
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    Did they cut Barnett when he tested positive and they stripped him, or was his contract up? Maybe Menne?
     
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    Well they forced Chuck Liddell into retirement.
     
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    Jens Pulver?
     
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    Arlovski, Sylvia, Barnet, so the HW champs easily have been cutted.
     
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    What was the story with Mark Coleman? Did he leave or was he cut?

    ...did they even have multi-fight contracts back then?
     
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    Coleman, Pulver, Torres (from WEC).
     
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    I'm pretty both parties wanted that and if he would've won he would've been welcomed back with open arms instead Dana being a classless fuck ran his mouth.
     
  20. Fedor's NO.1 Fan

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    Really?? Cutted??
     

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