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The Paul Buentello Taco Shop is once again out of business. The heavyweight has reportedly been cut by UFC following his most recent fight, a submission loss to Cheick Kongo, which has Buentello on the Losing Streak Of Doom-2 in a row. Strikeforce is considered an unlikely destination, he turned down a 6-figure deal for a Fedor fight in September '09 and "didn't really fit" in their plans at the time.

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Post #1   4/1/10 8:12:40AM   

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That sucks. The guy is a game fighter.

It's just a shame that he has absolutely no ground game.

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Post #2   4/1/10 9:57:14AM   

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Not a big surprise, he's been way overrated ever since the UFC hyped him for the Arlovski fight, he just a street fighter and if you've been around this long and you can't evolve, you're going to become the door mat.

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Posted by sbulldavid

and if you've been around this long and you can't evolve, you're going to become the door mat.



...or the #1 ratings draw in all of MMA (ie: Kimbo Slice).

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Sucks to see him go he always puts on an exciting fight, and has a lot of heart.

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He has a split decision and a dislocated finger and gets cut
Ufc should have gave him another fight

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Posted by prozacnation1978

He has a split decision and a dislocated finger and gets cut
Ufc should have gave him another fight



Word!
there are a grip of match ups that would have been entertaining. I wish they would have hung on to him. He's always entertaining.

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Posted by emfleek


Posted by sbulldavid

and if you've been around this long and you can't evolve, you're going to become the door mat.



...or the #1 ratings draw in all of MMA (ie: Kimbo Slice).



Except Kimbo is new to the game and Buentello has been around for years....not that I want to see Kimbo fight, but there is a difference between the two.

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Posted by MaxOne


Posted by prozacnation1978

He has a split decision and a dislocated finger and gets cut
Ufc should have gave him another fight



Word!
there are a grip of match ups that would have been entertaining. I wish they would have hung on to him. He's always entertaining.



I disagree. Buentello looked atrocious in his fight with Kongo and provided little to no threat. How can we expect Buentello to provide any kind of challenge to the division if he gets owned by a mid level UFC heavyweight? It's his fault really, the man hasn't evolved.

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This is best for Buentello if you ask me. He hasn't really evolved at all, plus age is starting to be a factor. He either has to grow as a fighter, which is unlikely at his age or start fighting lower level guys if he wants to keep fighting.

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This cut makes sense to me. With two loses against two mid level ufc fighters the only place left for him would most likely be on the under card. And with the salary that I'm sure a seasoned vet like Buentello would demand, the UFC didn't feel that the price was worth it for under card fights.

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Posted by warglory


Posted by MaxOne


Posted by prozacnation1978

He has a split decision and a dislocated finger and gets cut
Ufc should have gave him another fight



Word!
there are a grip of match ups that would have been entertaining. I wish they would have hung on to him. He's always entertaining.



I disagree. Buentello looked atrocious in his fight with Kongo and provided little to no threat. How can we expect Buentello to provide any kind of challenge to the division if he gets owned by a mid level UFC heavyweight? It's his fault really, the man hasn't evolved.



ok so i shouldn't have said "always"
he did look terrible in this fight...but he has been in some very entertaining fights and i'd love to see him against Kimbo, Mitrione, rothwell, cro cop, etc...i'd love to see him fight struve again actually. several others i think would be entertaining fights. the loser of kimbo & mitrione would be a good matchup.

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i'd love to see him move to strikeforce too. I don't really care but I think he's "usually" in entertaining fights and is good for most cards. well rounded? no...entertaining? usually.

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They should've given him Kimbo. That's the fight he wanted.

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I cant imagine why the UFC would cut someone for a sd and an injury.

I agree he should fight Kimbo. Everyone likes a brawl, and he is a good fight for up and comers and entertainment fights.

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Remember that with few exceptions, namely being a Silva or Chris Lytle, the Losing Streak Of Doom usually results in you being shown the door very quickly.

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