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Friday, 09/27/2013, 02:25 pm

Yushin Okami Released By UFC

Former middleweight title challenger, Yushin Okami, has been released by the UFC following his latest loss at the hands of Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza earlier this month.

After a seven-year stint with the promotion, Okami amassed an impressive 13-5 record and is still considered a top 10 middleweight fighter.

The release comes as a shock, the Japanese fighter was in the midst of a three-fight winning streak before dropping the aforementioned bout to Souza and holds notable wins over Alan Belcher, Mark Munoz and Hector Lombard amongst other elite level fighters.

While he may have been 3-1 in his last four-outings for the UFC, the top 185 pounder has often been criticized for his lackluster style and despite his winning record this is likely partially to blame for his release.





52 Responses to “Yushin Okami Released By UFC”

  1. Night-Wind says:

    That’s what you get when playing safe.

  2. bob says:

    WTF, i just commented now just to say WTF.


  3. Bob'O says:

    I just lost all respect for Dana White. What a fuck. ~Bob’O

  4. KIDD433 says:

    About damn time, Okamis’ dry humping of Hector Lombard was a disgrace. This is a start, Francis Carmont, Derek Brunson, and Colton Smith should all be next. Tired of seeing my $ down the toilet when seeing these cans dry hump and stall

  5. Night-Wind says:

    KIDD433, that’s what i was thinking.

  6. Nate "THE ROID CHEAT"Marqaurdt says:

    All I know is Sheilds should be next not to mention he was also popped for PED’s in the Ed Herman fight

    What do you expect from a company like UFC that allows 3 time busted ROID CHEATS like Marquardt, Barnett on their roster or convicted ROID cheats and Federally convicted Felons like Sonnen

  7. The Way Of The Dutchman says:

    Good he was boring as fuck anyway. He’s only 3-1 because judges are morons. Should be 2-2 He didn’t really beat Lombard.

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