UFC cuts nine fighters

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  1. MMAfanWA

    MMAfanWA Purple Belt

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    The UFC has reportedly cut nine fighters from the roster to make way for their Strikeforce recruits. MMA Opinion was first with the list of names, which includes light heavyweight Chad Griggs (0-2 UFC) and bantamweight Jeff Hougland (1-2 UFC). Here are the departures:

    - Chad Griggs
    - Yasuhiro Urushitani
    - Henry Martinez
    - Joey Gambino
    - Nick Penner
    - John Cofer
    - Jeff Hougland
    - Marcus LeVesseur
    - Jared Papazian

    From www.mmaliveshere.com
     
  2. Hans Gruber

    Hans Gruber Gold Belt

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    They should have given Griggs one more chance. He always brings it and only had one fight at LHW (his new weight class)
     
  3. Cygnus-X

    Cygnus-X Red Belt

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    Wouldn't be surprised if there was a lot more cuts to follow this year, there will probably be a lot of streamlining going on. And it's a necessary move now, really. A lot of guys they have signed are below UFC-calibre.
     
  4. WalkenWouldOwn

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    Maybe if he was at least somewhat competitive in one of his 2 UFC fights. He was completely steamrolled in both with no offense whatsoever and I think we saw enough of him to know he can't compete in the UFC.

    I like watching him fight but honestly I'm not even sure how he'd do in Bellator. Let's see him fight Babalu or something lol
     
  5. dickcheney

    dickcheney Gold Belt

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    i remember a time when if someone gave me a list 10 UFC fighters...i would be able to tell they were UFC fighters just from their names...
     
  6. forrestcries

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    Wish they would have given Griggs and Martinez one more chance but I understand why they'd get cut.

    Everyone else makes perfect sense
     
  7. axewand

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    Feel bad for these guys.. Hope getting cut makes them more motivated and determined to get better.
     
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    No! Not the Grave Digger!
     
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    I'm ok with all of these particularly Papzian. I don't like how he acts
     
  10. TicoMMAfan

    TicoMMAfan Banned Banned

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    I feel like Griggs could have had another fight. But... well I guess he can always head over to Bellator.
     
  11. jkthenatural

    jkthenatural Snake In The Grass

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    The only one I dont remember is nick penner. Anyway, seems fair I guess, I like jeff but its all good
     
  12. smart.feller

    smart.feller Beer Drinker

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    You can lose in the UFC, but you'd better do it in exciting fashion. Getting subbed twice in a row in the first round for Griggs against guys not known for submissions is not the way to keep employed.
     
  13. Hans Gruber

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    He would never be a contender and LHW is one of the toughest divisions but he should have faced someone like a Joey Beltran. These type of gatekeepers are entertaining and should have their place on the undercard.
     
  14. Nights1515

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    Lol I feel the same way, times are a changin'
     
  15. closetfighter

    closetfighter rollin' in the derp

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    pretty big thread on this already ...fyi.
     
  16. WalkenWouldOwn

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    I agree with keeping gatekeepers who put on fun fights, I'm not one of the types who thinks only championship contenders should be on the roster lol.. I just think those 2 fights were SO one sided it's pretty clear he's in over his head and belongs in a smaller promotion

    Although if anything, Beltran should be cut and Griggs kept considering his last fight was boring AND he got busted for PEDs.
     
  17. Adrian Brealey

    Adrian Brealey Amateur Fighter

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    Really?
     
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    Agreed completely, Griggs is a warrior but the UFC supposed to be for the top guys.
     
  19. WalkenWouldOwn

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    Well, they were exciting... but it'd probably be exciting to watch me try to fight Cain Velasquez too if you like quick finishes.


    Because Cain can't take my power! :cool::eek:
     
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    I'm surprised that they kept Palhares.
     

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