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Kazuhiro Nakamura released by the UFC

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According to a new published report, light heavyweight competitor Kazuhiro Nakamura has been released by the UFC.

The move had been anticipated but was confirmed in the July 1 print edition of The Wrestling Observer.

The decision to release Nakamura was made shortly after his UFC 84 loss to Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou. In that fight, Nakamura was declared the loser via TKO following the first round due to a leg injury. Irrespective of the injury, Nakamura had been dominated by Sokoudjou during the fight’s opening round.




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Post #1   7/1/08 3:22:41PM   

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cant say i didnt see it coming....but hopefully DREAM(do they even have a LHW division)/WVR/Affliction pick him up, wouldnt mind seeing him throw down with Belfort or Arona......however i love seeing him fight in Japan, so im hoping DREAM or WVR pick him up...

Post #2   7/1/08 3:32:05PM   

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Posted by juanez13

cant say i didnt see it coming....but hopefully DREAM(do they even have a LHW division)/WVR/Affliction pick him up, wouldnt mind seeing him throw down with Belfort or Arona......however i love seeing him fight in Japan, so im hoping DREAM or WVR pick him up...



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Post #3   7/1/08 3:35:24PM   

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Well with the whole Marijuana thing and getting beat in 2 straight fights probably had something to do with it. He is more popular in Japan anyways, and would probably make more money.

Too bad, I hoped that he would of had 1 more chance, he always fights top competition though.

Post #4   7/1/08 4:06:22PM   

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Hes a good fighter that unfortunately got stuck in a division full of great fighters. He could definately make waves in every other LHW division in the world and compete for whatever title they have.

Post #5   7/1/08 5:49:58PM   

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good. didn't care for him.

Post #6   7/1/08 7:37:33PM