Here are the Top 10s. Do you see any fighters who would be under threat with a loss?

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  1. ethanfranklin Banned Banned

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    Here are the Top 10s minus Fly and WBW.

    Do you see any fighters that could be under threat with a loss, and who are the ones who are safe?

    HEAVYWEIGHT
    Champion : Cain Velasquez
    1 Junior dos Santos*
    2 Daniel Cormier*
    3 Fabricio Werdum*
    4 Antonio Silva*
    5 Travis Browne*
    6 Josh Barnett*
    7 Frank Mir*
    8 Alistair Overeem*
    9 Roy Nelson*
    10 Stipe Miocic

    LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT
    Champion : Jon Jones
    1 Alexander Gustafsson
    2 Glover Teixeira
    3 Phil Davis
    4 Rashad Evans
    5 Lyoto Machida
    6 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira
    7 Dan Henderson
    8 Chael Sonnen
    9 Gegard Mousasi
    10 Mauricio Rua

    MIDDLEWEIGHT
    Champion : Chris Weidman
    1 Anderson Silva
    2 Vitor Belfort
    3 Ronaldo Souza
    4 Michael Bisping
    5 Mark Munoz
    6 Yushin Okami
    7 Luke Rockhold
    8 Francis Carmont *NR
    9 Costa Philippou
    10 Chael Sonnen

    WELTERWEIGHT
    Champion : Georges St-Pierre
    1 Johny Hendricks
    2 Carlos Condit
    3 Rory MacDonald
    4 Demian Maia
    5 Jake Ellenberger
    6 Martin Kampmann
    7 Nick Diaz
    8 Robbie Lawler
    9 Tarec Saffiedine
    10 Matt Brown

    LIGHTWEIGHT
    Champion : Anthony Pettis
    1 Benson Henderson
    2 Gilbert Melendez
    3 TJ Grant
    4 Josh Thomson
    5 Gray Maynard
    6 Rafael dos Anjos
    7 Khabib Nurmagomedov *NR
    8 Nate Diaz
    9 Jim Miller
    10 Donald Cerrone

    FEATHERWEIGHT
    Champion : Jose Aldo
    1 Chad Mendes
    2 Ricardo Lamas
    3 Frankie Edgar
    4 Cub Swanson
    5 Chan Sung Jung
    6 Dustin Poirier
    7 Dennis Siver
    8 Nik Lentz
    9 Clay Guida
    10 Erik Koch

    BANTAMWEIGHT
    Champion : Dominick Cruz
    1 Renan Barao (Interim Champion)
    2 Urijah Faber
    3 Michael McDonald
    4 Eddie Wineland
    5 Raphael Assuncao
    6 Brad Pickett
    7 Scott Jorgensen
    8 Mike Easton
    9 TJ Dillashaw
    10 Takeya Mizugaki *NR
     
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  2. Hans Gercmiov Titanium Belt

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    The only one I see that jumps out at me is Overeem.

    Edit: what's up with the red shit btw? Is that who you think could get cut?
     
  3. ThinkBig500 Black Belt

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    Nate Diaz sticks out.
     
  4. AvieGo White Belt

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    Martin Kampmann is the closest to getting cut IMO.
    Others I can easily see being cut are : Dennis Siver, and Brad Pickett despite being a very entertaining fighter.
     
  5. ethanfranklin Banned Banned

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    Kind of.

    Its more who wouldnt surprise me after yesterday.

    It more who wouldnt be impossible to cut, than who i think is likely to be cut.
     
  6. Brandon Wilson Amateur Fighter

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    That would be awesome. Both Diaz bros gone from the UFC.
     
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    that's an interesting set of names actually because Okami is the one I would link to a boring fight the most and if I had to pick a name of that list to be cut it would probably be him

    Overeem and Mir are the most likely to be cut depending on who will lose, but I actually wouldn't mind seeing both guys stay no matter what
     
  8. Skydome Banned Banned

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    No way is Brad Pickett getting cut, same with Porier and Dillashaw. Can't see Hendo getting cut either unitl he retires
     
  9. SKITZADACTYL Gold Belt

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    i honestly dont know that list is so big and OVERWHELMING, maybe antonio silva, maynard, maybe shogun will get pushed to retire with another loss but i doubt theyll release him, maybe guida with another loss especially if he comes out like the maynard fight. i dunno man.
     
  10. beef-fire keep pushing on

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    Nah, his style is 'Dana-friendly' he could go 0-5 but so long as he retains his gimmick of mean mugging and flipping guys off while get his face punched in, he's probably safe.
     
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    Only ones I could see getting cut with a loss are Overeem and Rockhold. Maybe Jorgensen though I'd hate to see it.
     
  12. SKITZADACTYL Gold Belt

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    no way, not only does dana love pickett, but the fans do. also siver and kampmann are fan friendly.
     
  13. ThinkBig500 Black Belt

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    I think Dana is fed up with the Diaz bros. After Nate's "Caraway is a ***" tweet, he said he would be fined (which he was, $20K), suspended, or cut. Another loss may mean a pink slip.
     
  14. Hans Gercmiov Titanium Belt

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    Nah Jorgensen is moving to 125 that division desperately needs depth.
     
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    It also depends on the nature of the loss. I doubt a guy like Kampmann or Diaz would get cut if they're in a FOTN performance, even with a loss. Or if there's a robbery.
     
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    I would've said the same thing but not that long ago Sheila Gaff was cut and the female division is lacking more than the FLW I believe.

    I hope his spot is secure though. Win or lose, I like Jorgensen.
     
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    No chance Hendo gets cut. Each of his last 2 losses were to former LHW Champs and were very close matches.
     
  18. ironfist05 Silver Belt

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    of the guys you listed by division

    HW: I think Mir maybe sticks around if he loses to Reem, but reem and big country definately get cut

    LHW: prior to beating Hendo, Rashad was in the danger zone, but I think he's safe for now. Hendo I don't see getting cut, Nog I think retires due to injuries before he gets cut and Shogun has to many fans to get cut.

    MW: Okami was obviously cut, Carmont definately gets cut if he loses, and I could see Vitor getting cut if he pisses off Dana and loses two in a row or something. Rockhold to maybe, IDK what his pay is. Maybe even Munoz if he continues to on and off win-lose

    WW: Nobody get's cut

    LW: Maynard if he loses again, Miller and Cerrone if it's clear that they just won't ever get that big win necessary for a title shot. Nate if he pisses off Dana again

    FW: Guida will be cut, that's more or less a certainty, Siver and Koch possibly. I think Lentz is doing well enough that he's safe for now

    BW: I'd have said Jorgensen, but he's moving to FlW, so he'll be fine. anyhow, easton could get cut, I could see Mizugaki getting cut too if he loses two in a row or something, Dana seems to like cutting Asian fighters because it discredits Asian MMA. Faber if he goes on a big lose streak, same with Wineland
     
  19. robmorpeth Brown Belt

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    The guys who are likely to get cut are the ones making a shit ton of money but not delivering for the UFC (either in terms if performance or making them money)

    Overeem falls into that category.


    The bigger factor in this (more than losing their next fight) is when their contract is up for negotiation.

    For example, if Machida loses his next fight and has one fight left on his contract, he'll probably get another fight. If he loses and it's his last fight: don't bet against him getting dumped.

    Cliffs: there are more factors in Okami/Fitch getting axed than Dana is letting on/ Sherdoggers are making out.
     
  20. Hans Gercmiov Titanium Belt

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    True but the women don't fight nearly as often either.
     

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