UFC releases featherweights Diego Nunes and Milton Vieira

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Budgellism
2/22/13 2:35:31PM
As you can expect to read often over the next several weeks, more fighters have been released from the UFC. Brazilian featherweights Diego Nunes and Milton Vieira are the latest cut casualties. MMA Opinion tweeted the news earlier today:

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Budgellism
2/22/13 2:36:58PM
Nunes
airkerma
2/22/13 2:51:17PM
Nunes...that guy was just too damned expensive!
postman
2/22/13 3:04:43PM

Posted by airkerma

Nunes...that guy was just too damned expensive!


FastKnockout
2/22/13 3:22:04PM
Boooooo!
blondais
2/22/13 3:51:16PM
Now its a message to all fighters to better put on a good show,leave all in the octagon or be ready to get fired.
Poor_Franklin
2/22/13 3:54:58PM
always liked nunes. after the fitch cut, none of the following cuts really need to be explained, i guess. if you're willing to cut a top 10 ww, all others just kind of fall in line
prozacnation1978
2/22/13 4:12:47PM
Sucks nunes got cut

I don't know why Ufc wanted so badly to own wec and take 3/4 the strikeforce guys just to go ahead and cut about 25% if your total fighters. I really hope a organization comes and scopes them all up
Budgellism
2/22/13 4:16:17PM
Bellator would be crazy not to go for Nunes. He'd fit in very well in their FW division.
infestructure
2/22/13 4:57:07PM
What is dana trying to do? he wants to let Bellator have a turn up the top?
DancingDoll
2/22/13 4:57:17PM
I liked Nunes.

They're making some pretty drastic decisions with these cuts.
shaneTpain
2/22/13 5:44:19PM
the first cut is the deepest
emfleek
2/22/13 6:12:19PM
11 straight decision wins/losses. This is a message...
george112
2/22/13 6:52:37PM
i think this is good for the UFC for the short term but for the long term i think they are playing with fire
DrivenDavies15
2/22/13 7:12:06PM
Sucks :(, I really hope this trend doesn't continue. Although Nunes went to decision all of his fights are pretty good minus the last one but sometimes one guy is just better, imo he really shouldn't be cut. Milton Vieira also got robbed imo in his last fight, sucks to see him go as well
JLS1980
2/22/13 7:21:26PM
Bad decision cutting Diego Nunes. Before the Lentz fight he was borderline Top 10.

Vieira doesn't shock me. Bummed about about Nunes and Fitch.
JLS1980
2/22/13 7:24:05PM

Posted by DrivenDavies15

Sucks :(, I really hope this trend doesn't continue. Although Nunes went to decision all of his fights are pretty good minus the last one but sometimes one guy is just better, imo he really shouldn't be cut. Milton Vieira also got robbed imo in his last fight, sucks to see him go as well



I agree. Even though Viera doesn't shock me by getting cut he quit possibly got robbed in his last outing.
Tyzzler
2/22/13 8:43:59PM

Posted by infestructure

What is dana trying to do? he wants to let Bellator have a turn up the top?



Call me crazy, but I'm starting to think this is EXACTLY what Dana wants, especially after saying he was sure Bellator would pick up Fitch, saying he had no problem with Rebney airing Bellator commercials during UFC events, & mentioning "Bellator" a lot lately.

I think Dana wants to get Bellator big, then buy it out just like WEC & SF to sign the best fighters to UFC & keep Bellator going as an excellent UFC-feeder organization with their tournament-only format for determining title fights, being PERFECT to groom and help separate outstanding young fighters...

This would be like a TUF on steroids running year round to develop up-and-coming fighter for Zuffa!
frizzzlecake
2/22/13 11:10:47PM
Nunes has so much hype coming from the WEC, but he just fell off the map. Sucks
Goatenstein
2/22/13 11:22:17PM
Get ready for Ultimate Kickboxing in a Cage.
Bubbles
2/22/13 11:51:41PM

Posted by emfleek

11 straight decision wins/losses. This is a message...


looks like Mr FOTN (Sam Stout) could be getting his pink slip tomorrow
Bubbles
2/22/13 11:53:24PM

Posted by Tyzzler


Posted by infestructure

What is dana trying to do? he wants to let Bellator have a turn up the top?



Call me crazy, but I'm starting to think this is EXACTLY what Dana wants, especially after saying he was sure Bellator would pick up Fitch, saying he had no problem with Rebney airing Bellator commercials during UFC events, & mentioning "Bellator" a lot lately.

I think Dana wants to get Bellator big, then buy it out just like WEC & SF to sign the best fighters to UFC & keep Bellator going as an excellent UFC-feeder organization with their tournament-only format for determining title fights, being PERFECT to groom and help separate outstanding young fighters...

This would be like a TUF on steroids running year round to develop up-and-coming fighter for Zuffa!


they could have used Strikeforce as a feeder league, doesn't make sense to not use them and wait for Bellator
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