Lightweight Chris Horodecki cut from Zuffa roster

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FastKnockout
12/28/10 2:00:56PM
Chris Horodecki (16-3 MMA, 2-2 WEC) is the latest fighter to be released from Zuffa's lightweight roster.

The 23-year-old London, Ontario, Canada, native was submitted by Donald Cerrone at WEC 53 in the promotion's final event before ceding its talent to the UFC.

"One door closes and another one opens," Horodecki today told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com). "I'll be back sooner than later."

The baby-faced striker went 2-2 in his stint with the WEC with wins over Danny Downes and Ed Ratcliff and losses to Cerrone and Anthony Njokuani.

The loss to Njokuani was particularly devastating. Six months after returning to the cage, Horodecki wound up on the wrong side of a highlight reel when Nojuanki knocked him out with a head kick in the first round of his promotion debut at WEC 45. Horodecki had spent a year-plus on the bench in the wake of the International Fight League's late 2008 collapse.

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Twenty20Dollars
12/28/10 3:44:47PM
Doubt he makes it back to Zuffa, guy just isnt a world beater.

Horodecki says he'll be back sooner than later.



*on a side note, Varner has also been cut.
FastKnockout
12/28/10 4:26:52PM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

Doubt he makes it back to Zuffa, guy just isnt a world beater.

Horodecki says he'll be back sooner than later.



*on a side note, Varner has also been cut.




Varner cut? Wow. That's surprising. Even though he's been losing I figured he would be one of the guys from WEC they would try to hype up.
Franklinfan47
12/28/10 9:59:16PM
Personally Im more disapointed to see Horodecki go then Varner.
prozacnation1978
12/28/10 10:25:59PM
I am surprised chris got cut
I thought for sure he would drop to 145
Bubbles
12/29/10 12:17:00PM
what is with Zuffa cutting Canadian fighters right before a Canadian event?

Cote before 124 (i understand the 3 loss thing...one being a title fight and then getting near spiked after a year and a half absence...but its Cote in Montreal!)
Doerkson and Horodecki before 129

im sure there is another one or two i missed. i guess they think they already have enough Canucks (GSP, Rory and Jason Macdonald, Stout, Bocek, Pierson and Grant...though i have no interest in seeing TJ Grant fighting), but still both of those guys are good fighters who are always game. Grove vs Doerkson would be a nice fight, Horodecki dropping to 145 would be good for one fight. i really hope the bring Cote back on a 1 fight contract for the Toronto card
jae_1833
12/29/10 5:38:29PM
Dude is fun to watch but he lacks power for one of such a high striking pedigree.....and I don't know how his ground game is still so lacking either....I would suggest he changes something about his training in a large way and seriously consider moving down a weight class.
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