Posted by Manfred
UFC HW was vacated by Rutten and Couture due to contract disputes, Mir was stripped because he was unable to defend, Barnett and Sylvia had it stripped due to steroids.
Pretty much yeah. The Hw title belt has been dropped quite a few times.
as far as i know Rutten wanted to return after he dropped the belt and fight at LHW. but he had so many injuries it was almsot impossible for him to fight.
Randy gave up the belt after beating MO.
Then he came back and beat Randleman for it. Beat Rizzo twice. Then lost it to Barnett, who was stripped right after for testing positive. Then Randy fought Ricco to see for the vacant belt and Couture lost.