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UFC Releases A Number Of Fighters From Their Roster | UFC News

By Jamie McAllister
The UFC has decided to release several fighters from their roster.

Fighters cut from the promotion include Dongi Yang, Kamal Shalorus, Jorge Lopez, Jeff Curran. All were defeated at the UFC on Fuel TV event last month.

More cuts made by the promotion include Aaron Rosa (lost 2 of 3) Efrain Escudero (2 straight losses) Steve Cantwell (5 straight losses).

Popular MMA blog, Bloodyelbow.com also points out that more cuts could be made soon as a few other fighters have had their profiles at UFC.com removed, this usually signals that they may be cut from the promotion.

Alex Soto (2 straight losses & lost at UFC on Fuel TV)
Eric Wisely (2 straight losses)
Mike Massenzio (2 straight losses)

What do you think of the cuts are they warranted or should anyone else be added to the list ?

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35 Comments to UFC Releases A Number Of Fighters From Their Roster | UFC News

  1. GET RID OF FITCH (forever) says:

    I would have liked to have seen Cantwell (before 5 losses in a row) get another shot at Stann. I remember watching Cantwell beat him down

  2. momo says:

    just a guess but i think with dream folded there will be a ton of free agents which the ufc is eyeing maybe.

  3. Jc says:

    Isnt escadero an ultimate fighter winner? Thought they like to keep those guys around

  4. Nick says:

    Honestly, I’m not surprised by any of them.

  5. danielrchargers says:

    haha Efrain sucks.

  6. Chris says:

    Wtf? Dongi yang? Y he fought 4 times but 2 of then was very close and he won one. Honestly if the UFC Wants to to go globe(expand there market) get enough fighters from that country,

  7. Leo From New Jersey says:

    OH well, sad about efrain and kamal and curran

  8. Clay says:

    If a fighter is cut from promotion could they still compete in any UFC event at all? And just not be promoted

  9. Anti-Hater says:

    They were all good cuts. People pay to see winners and contenders. Not losers.

    This is a sport based on ratings and competition.

  10. Sick Brah says:

    Does the UFC do a lot of cuts at this time, just before the financial year??

  11. Jukka says:

    I think the Kamal cut was pretty bad he’s only fought top level competition ….. Jim Miller & Kabib is a killer too

    Jorge Lopez maybe lots of people thought he beat sadollah

    • Wrestler66 says:

      I thought Shalarous got tough competition the Russian dude was on like a 26 fight win streak , & Miller is a top guy and Dos Anjos is up there too

  12. James Hazizi says:

    man dongi yang,and curran should not be cut the fight with brad tavares was bs ufc are just dicks as usual dan hardy 4 fight win streak finished 2/4 and he dont get cut just coz hes from uk

  13. Charlie says:

    A friend of mine went 1-1 in the UFC, his only loss was to an Ultimate Fighter winner and CompuStrike had him listed as the more active fighter too. What’s worse, the guy he beat, still has a job.

  14. Axel39 says:

    LOL but not akiyama? What the f

  15. Jeff says:

    So they let curran go, so would be suprised if he announces his retirement

  16. pussies says:

    After reading most of these comments I feel like I’m gonna puke

  17. Mach00man says:

    Shit, Dan Hardy loss 4 in a row before he beat Ludwig!. He should have been cut a long time ago.

  18. eli3mma says:

    i was thinking pat Barry might be up there 3 losses in a row ko sub and ko but who knows

  19. Kjtrlt says:

    Those are pretty fair cuts, the rosters are huge in the UFC, so many people you forget exist and then just pop up. Personality plays such a role too, for guys like Pat Berry and Dan Hardy. You need some funny guys too knock around I guess.

    Should be good for the regional promotions with Dream going down, after Zuffa has their pick of the litter if they want any.

  20. Mach00man says:

    Instead of cutting them, why not just put them on the Strikefarce roster?

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