Tamdan McCrory released by UFC

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Kpro
8/12/09 4:16:17AM
This one gets a big WTF from me.



Tamdan McCrory has been let go by the UFC following a split decision defeat at the hands of John Howard at UFC 101.

Apparently a representative of “The Barn Cat” was notified of the release by UFC matchmaker Joe Silva sometime Monday evening according to a recent report on the Underground News.

McCrory earned a reputation as a tougher than nails, well rounded mixed martial artist during his time with the UFC where he put together a respectable record of 3-3 while compiling wins over the likes of Pete Spratt and Luke Cummo, and dropping bouts to Akihiro Gono and Dustin Hazelett.

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Kpro
8/12/09 4:18:04AM
On a sidenote, McCrory vs. Diaz is a fight I'd like to see in Strikeforces tiny WW division.
Jimbo
8/12/09 4:29:28AM
this also gets a WTF from me as well.

I liked McCrory, mostly because he came out to CKY song lol
hippysmacker
8/12/09 4:37:39AM
I don't see the sense in this. Maybe there is something we don't know behind the scenes,but he seemed to put up a good fight whenever I saw him.
mentalcase
8/12/09 4:52:13AM
lets face it UFCs WW division is staked if he wanted to keep his spot all he had to do is beat John Howard, everyone's here seems to think he got hard done by, the UFC didn't throw him to the wolves he lost to a fellow up and comer so it seems fair to me
Khaos
8/12/09 6:02:32AM
A little up set by the news, but it's understandable.
gabe531
8/12/09 7:33:55AM
RETARDED!! the guy is 22-23 years old, his best days are ahead of him and he is moving to 185 where the ufc could still use some good fighters. i cant understand why they would want a guy to reach his potential in another org when he is a good fighter and exciting fighter already
xdanish020
8/12/09 8:19:15AM
He's like .500 in the ufc I believe, maybe even less than .500 and has lost to guys who aren't even top fighters....makes sense.
Menard_StC
8/12/09 8:51:56AM
He'll be back i'm sure, after a couple wins in other orgs.
bootyclause
8/12/09 9:44:29AM
I like that they keep the divisions churning. In quick math - theres only an average of 2 fights per division per card and only 15-20 cards per year. So if you have 20 guys signed to a division there's just barely enough fights to be had to stay active and have 3-4 fights a year. If a guy is only .500 vs the lower half of a division then you cant keep giving him a spot on cards that can be used by other new prospects or at least more popular veterans.

Also, if you're not a box office draw then you better win more than you lose if you wanna stick around.
SeanMcD
8/12/09 10:39:37AM
I like McCrory, its unfortunate he got cut but he will probably be back.

Tamdan has said his last fight was most likely his last @ 170. He hit a growth spurt and the weight cut was more difficult so he intends to move up to 185.

As much as i enjoy watching his fights I don't think he would do very well jumping up a weight class within the UFC right now. He will probably be a smallish 185er for his first few fights and who knows how the new weight will affect his game.
He finished 170 with a 3-3 record, respectable but it doesn't make me like his chances against the bigger 185 opponents who are already used to that weight.

Even though it sucks to get cut I'm sure he will get picked up quick. He'll get acclimated to the new weight in a smaller org pick up a few wins and be back in the UFC by 2011.


nickcuc547
8/12/09 10:47:47AM
maybe a little premature, but come on, does anybody think mccrory was going to make a run at the title any time soon. this could actually be the best thing to happen to mccrory, he can't hang with the top tier of welterweights in the ufc so he can go see how he does against the next tier down, if he can hang there the ufc will bring the kid back. but right now he is only going to be beating cans in the ufc for the next two years, now he could get a chance to fight some bigger name fighters.
ncordless
8/12/09 10:56:45AM
I don't have a problem with it. Tamdan has some potential. Releasing him allows him to fight more often and polish his game. It is obvious that right now he is not good enough to reach the upper end of 170. In the UFC he is only getting two fights a year. He will be able to fight at least 3-4 times at the lower orgs. Hopefully, with some more seasoning we will see him back in the UFC in a couple years.
KaibaThedon
8/12/09 11:58:13AM
Good Luck Barncat!

Hope to see him in the UFC again soon... after he racks up a few more wins, he should be allowed back in.
xtra_chewy
8/12/09 12:02:55PM

Posted by Kpro

On a sidenote, McCrory vs. Diaz is a fight I'd like to see in Strikeforces tiny WW division.



Word to that brother. I'll also give a big WTF.
vinny_cro_cop_q
8/12/09 1:10:16PM
No way this sucks. His move up a weight-class was something i was looking foward too. Really is a shame to see him get released.
Nightmare27
8/12/09 1:47:27PM
I didnt see this coming at all. Normally they cut guys who have lost a few in a row, not one. He wasnt gonna make a run at the title but I am surprised to see it.
RNC
8/12/09 2:13:52PM
He grabs a 1st RD TKO, then loses a SD and they cut him. C'mon. It's not like he even wanted to stay at 170 either.
telnights
8/12/09 2:53:00PM
McCrory was planing on moving up in weight classes maybe they felt they didn't need him at a higher weight class. Now not saying that's the reason and from what I have heard about his last fight it was a real let down by both fighters. Also shouldn't read to much in to this as there maybe reasons we don't know about going on behind closed doors.
Brain_Smasher
8/12/09 3:24:44PM
No big deal. He wasn't very good. You cant keep losing to guys and expect to keep fighting in the UFC. If you look at who he lost to then ask your self who the UFC can give him he can actually beat. You realize those guys are not in the UFC and neither should McCrory.
crazedfan
8/12/09 3:56:31PM
While McCrory is definitely one of my favorite fighters, everyone needs to remember he's only 22 years old. Some fights in Strikeforce or anywhere really would help him out greatly, especially if he is indeed going to move up to 185, fights in some smaller organizations would be tremendously helpful. We'll definitely be seeing Tamdan back in the UFC in the future.
prozacnation1978
8/12/09 6:47:52PM
i don't know why he would be released i did learn that george roop, danillo villafort and thales leites where cut as well!!!!!!!

mccrory loses a split and he is gone with a 500 record
makes no sense but if aurelio is back in ufc mccrory will be back next year
i just think with all the signing's lately ufc is cutting back alot
MMA-San
8/12/09 7:37:19PM
Leites should be gone. A boring fighter that will never reach the pinnacle he reached back in April...which was curtisy of a gift thanks to Marquart.

Roop needs to streak up some wins and then he'll be back, perhaps at 145. Villefort should have been given another chance, but I can certainly see why they let him go, he can be back with some more solid wins.

Tamdan McCory being let go makes 0 sense to me.
DosBox
8/12/09 8:56:57PM

Posted by telnights

McCrory was planing on moving up in weight classes maybe they felt they didn't need him at a higher weight class. Now not saying that's the reason and from what I have heard about his last fight it was a real let down by both fighters. Also shouldn't read to much in to this as there maybe reasons we don't know about going on behind closed doors.



I think the cut is fair by the UFC. They probably want him to get 1-2 fights at 185 and if he does okay than im sure the UFC would be willing to re-sign him.


Nate Loughran (former UFC fighter) fought at 185, lost to Credeur and asked the UFC if he could drop to 170 and UFC told him to get 1-2 fights under his belt at 170 at the smaller promotions and then the UFC would sign him (obviously if he wins the fights of course). I think this will be the same deal with McCrory, especially if he is going to fight at 185.
ohnougotme
8/12/09 10:48:38PM
Next!!!
GrandMaster313
8/13/09 1:40:34AM
I'm sure he will be considered as a replacement fighter if some 1 gets injured in the future.

Hell They brought Tito Ortiz back so I have a feeling we might see him come back in the near future. Let the guy change camps or trainers and take a year off then come back on maybe a TUF. That is if the show stays around I haven't checked what they are getting 4 ratings.

All and all I liked the guy, sucks that they let him go.
emfleek
8/13/09 8:29:32AM
He'll be back and he'll be good.
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