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5 UFC Cuts Worth Considering Likely to Shock Fans

Fans were left with their jaws dropped yesterday when the UFC decided to hand seasoned veteran Yushin Okami his walking papers despite being a Top 10 middleweight. According to UFC President Dana White, Okami’s status as a gatekeeper who couldn’t quite get over the hump was the main reason for his release. With the UFC’s increased interest in developing fresh talent over established competitors, it seems there are at least a few fighters likely to follow in Okami’s footsteps at some point soon to the chagrin of MMA enthusiasts everywhere. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)

  • Screenplaya says:

    I am fine with all of these.

    But, in the case of Rua, I hope the UFC nudges him in the direction of cutting weight, rather than getting cut. My guess is a weight cut might also lead him to improve his cardio. An in-shape Rua fighting men his size (at MW) could be a monstrous thing.

  • MCM says:

    Well it Would have been shocking if you didn’t lay out all the reasons why the cuts make sense. 😉

    Oh, and last I heard Belcher was moving up to LHW so he might be good for two more fights.
    And if Mir loses, he’s retiring, not getting cut.

  • joe mo mma says:

    I can’t really see how Belcher is to blame for his last loss against Bisping since he was basically stabbed in the eye. I always thought those type of fights ended in a “No Contest” rather than a loss.

    Like MCM just pointed out, not too shocking if you list out all the reasons why these guys might be cut.


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