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Fitch & Volkmann Not Alone, UFC Releases 16 Fighters In Total | UFC NEWS


On Tuesday, Dan White confirmed that 16 fighters were cut from the UFC’s roster.

Wagner Prado, Mike Russow, Jacob Volkmann, Vladimir Matyushenko, CHe Mills, Jay Hieron, Terry Etim, Paul Sass, Jorge Santiago Mike Stumpf, Simeon Thoreson, C.J. Keith, Motonobu Tezuka, Josh Grispi and Ulysses Gomez have all been cut from the UFC.

Some are standouts whose release may come as a shock and some may be lesser known names, but a 16 athlete firing spree is a clear sign that the UFC has a very deep roster and if you don’t entertain you’re out the door.

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78 Comments to Fitch & Volkmann Not Alone, UFC Releases 16 Fighters In Total | UFC NEWS

  1. ThaGreenBandit says:

    Wasn’t his biggest fan by any means, but I do have to admit that I’m pretty shocked with his release. Pure fuckery, if you ask me.

  2. danielrchargers says:

    All of these Men named Fit the Release list.
    Except for Terry Etim.

  3. Todd says:

    Wow! I thought Che Mills was on an upcoming card!

  4. Adam says:

    Che mills, Jay heiron, john fitch, matushenko, and Terry etim are still good fighters. i’m sure fitch, etim, and mill will be back.

  5. spot on says:

    Agree 100% with danielrchargers on etim

  6. Make me Crazy says:

    Yeah… Yeahhh your all right… & its a shock… Haha… But Damn… Finaly no Fitch-shit anymore… Haha… & Yeah he “could” be a Champ ( Finaly what he want) in Bellator… Hahaha…. Lay & Gay & than he will call Dana im a Champ now give Me a Titel Shot vs GSP Champ vs Champ yo… Imao… Hahahaha…

  7. That guy says:

    I can’t believe fitch got cut. he just got back! Terry Etim got fucked over just cuz he was highlight reeled by a stud.

  8. Thom says:

    woooow some of these cuts are ridiculous, Dana is losing it guys. Seriously how the fuck do you cut Fitch like that? Paul Sass? Volkmann? Vladdy? What the fuck.

  9. jbeamazing says:

    ben askren vs fitch that will be 25 minutes! of sleep

  10. What a douche says:

    I would like to spit in danas face

  11. Martin Lawrence says:

    Dang, Geena!!!!!!!!

  12. korean jesus says:

    dana the fkn nazi white.

  13. Diddy says:

    Boy you guys complain about everything… Fitch is a snoozefest from a camp that Dana doesn’t like… Clearly he gets gone… Jay Hieron is one of the most overrated fighters in the UFC…

  14. 123 says:

    terry etim, paul sass & che mills?.. plus he fired paul daley, he is harsh on british fighters, in my opinion dana white needs.. brad pickett, ross pearson & jimi manuwa to be the poster boys for the british fans.

  15. Ddddddd says:

    Not a bad idea to send Fitch packin to a different organization where he has a good chance to make their 70pnd division to boring to watch

  16. Mayor of Deviance says:

    Man a lot of the UFC on Fox 6 guys got cut. I would still like to watch The Janitor… And I can’t believe Jorge Santiago is gone AGAIN after a short notice fight loss.

    Only good news is I don’t have to be bored by Fitch anymore. Okami just needs to lose one now.

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