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Josh Hendricks’ tenure with the UFC has ended after just one fight, as the heavyweight fighter has been released in the wake of his first round knockout loss against former UFC heavyweight title contender Gabriel Gonzaga.

FiveOuncesOfPain.com confirmed the news early Thursday morning with Hendricks’ agent, Ken Pavia of MMA Agents.

“By mutual decree, we decided it was best for Josh to get additional fights outside of the UFC,” Pavia informed Five Ounces of Pain during an interview. “Fighting in front of 15,000 people was overwhelming. As much as we tried to prepare Josh, there was nothing we could do to replicate it. Josh will get bigger and stronger and learn from the experience.”

Hendricks, who is 15-5 in 20 professional fights, landed a UFC contract after putting together a streak of 10 consecutive fights without sustaining a loss.














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Post #1   11/20/08 2:13:04PM   

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Tough break for him.

Fighting Gabriel Gonzaga in your UFC debut isn't easy for anyone.

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Post #2   11/20/08 2:14:44PM   

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I find it funny that an MMA site actually did an article on this. It's nothing out of the ordinary for a fighter not to be asked back after losing their first fight in the UFC...and Hendricks isn't exactly a big name in the sport. It makes me think that we'll see a story on every fighter being released, now that there is controversy over the Fitch situation.

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Not really suprised here, hendricks didnt look to me as if he would be a real threat in the UFC. Didnt look in that good of shape to hang with the contenders.

Post #4   11/20/08 3:18:41PM   

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Posted by grappler0000

I find it funny that an MMA site actually did an article on this. It's nothing out of the ordinary for a fighter not to be asked back after losing their first fight in the UFC...and Hendricks isn't exactly a big name in the sport. It makes me think that we'll see a story on every fighter being released, now that there is controversy over the Fitch situation.


You make it sound like a bad thing that people would care who the UFC has on its roster.

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Posted by ncordless


Posted by grappler0000

I find it funny that an MMA site actually did an article on this. It's nothing out of the ordinary for a fighter not to be asked back after losing their first fight in the UFC...and Hendricks isn't exactly a big name in the sport. It makes me think that we'll see a story on every fighter being released, now that there is controversy over the Fitch situation.



You make it sound like a bad thing that people would care who the UFC has on its roster.



Yea I think people are making a little too much out of this. At this point, most MMA sites are for hardcore fans, and Hendricks being cut from the UFC, or for that matter any other fighters being cut from the UFC would make the news for MMA sites.

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Posted by juanez13


Posted by ncordless


Posted by grappler0000

I find it funny that an MMA site actually did an article on this. It's nothing out of the ordinary for a fighter not to be asked back after losing their first fight in the UFC...and Hendricks isn't exactly a big name in the sport. It makes me think that we'll see a story on every fighter being released, now that there is controversy over the Fitch situation.



You make it sound like a bad thing that people would care who the UFC has on its roster.



Yea I think people are making a little too much out of this. At this point, most MMA sites are for hardcore fans, and Hendricks being cut from the UFC, or for that matter any other fighters being cut from the UFC would make the news for MMA sites.



Thankyou

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I don't think it's a big deal that there's an article about this.

It's a big deal to someone...maybe not you/us, but it is to someone. These websites can't afford to alienate any potential visitors to their site.

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Posted by emfleek

I don't think it's a big deal that there's an article about this.

It's a big deal to someone...maybe not you/us, but it is to someone. These websites can't afford to alienate any potential visitors to their site.



ya it's a big deal for hendricks and .....................

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Wonder if he could beat Kevin Jordan ...

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Posted by ohiostate1016

Wonder if he could beat Kevin Jordan ...



haha, the shaman. his fight with gabriel gonzaga was one of the most action packed exciting wars i have ever seen in my life.

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i don't get how some fighters get kongo or gonzaga while others like pat barry get dan evenson
he should get one more shot

Post #12   11/20/08 10:54:58PM