UFC releases 8 fighters

News broke earlier this afternoon that the UFC had cut 8 fighters from their roster.

The news was broken by MMAFighting, which revealed that the UFC has released 8 fighters, including:

Fabio Maldonado
Chico Camus
Kevin Souza
Ericka Almeida
Bubba Bush
Micael Lebout
Vernon Ramos
Jumabieka Tuerxun

The most shocking of the releases is Fabio Maldonado, who has been with the UFC since 2010. Unfortunately for Maldonado he is currently on a 2-fight skid that has seen him drop losses to Rampage Jackson and Corey Anderson.