Pick'em Leagues: THE BIG SHOW CASUAL BEST OF THE REST Single Event PvP: FANTASY POOLS Betting Leagues: THE BIG SHOW BEST OF THE REST
  MMA Playground 4.0 is live!     Returning members: check out the patch notes     New members: visit our getting started guide, read the FAQ's and start playing!

UFC Cuts Efrain Escudero

Print  
  Page 1 of 2     1     2  
Posted By Message

DCRage

Representin' The MA's

DCRage Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:10,684
Career:978-738
Joined:Aug 2007
Chips:
576
The trivia answer to the first-ever Ultimate Fighter season winner to be cut from UFC came today: Season 8 winner Efrain Escudero. He was released today following a UFN 22 loss to Charles Oliveira, a fight Escudero failed to make weight for. Escudero is cut despite having a 3-2 UFC record, but was only 1-2 in his last 3 fights. He's already talking to other promotions.

Article

Last edited 9/20/10 9:06PM server time by DCRage
Edit note/reason: n/a

Post #1   9/20/10 9:05:32PM   

Twenty20Dollars

Heavyweight Champ

5




 
 
 


 
 
Posts:12,772
Career:1,572-1,001
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
1,196
I'm alittle suprised but then again if you look at the list of things that have happened kinda not surpised.

Post #2   9/20/10 9:09:32PM   

BigIP

Standup Guy

BigIP Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:312
Career:43-35
Joined:Apr 2008
Chips:
50
I believe the first TUF winner to be cut was Travis Lutter.

Post #3   9/20/10 9:12:00PM   

DCRage

Representin' The MA's

DCRage Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:10,684
Career:978-738
Joined:Aug 2007
Chips:
576
The only surprise here to me is that Danzig didn't get cut first. 1-4 in his last 5, but the weight issues (missed twice) probably was the main reason.

Post #4   9/20/10 9:13:07PM   

DCRage

Representin' The MA's

DCRage Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:10,684
Career:978-738
Joined:Aug 2007
Chips:
576

Posted by BigIP

I believe the first TUF winner to be cut was Travis Lutter.


Technically, wrong.

This marks the first time the UFC has released a winner from the "Ultimate Fighter" reality show. Travis Lutter was also released from the UFC after winning on the show, but he had previously competed in the promotion, and was a part of their "comeback" 4th season.

Post #5   9/20/10 9:14:02PM   

BigIP

Standup Guy

BigIP Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:312
Career:43-35
Joined:Apr 2008
Chips:
50

Posted by DCRage


Posted by BigIP

I believe the first TUF winner to be cut was Travis Lutter.


Technically, wrong.

This marks the first time the UFC has released a winner from the "Ultimate Fighter" reality show. Travis Lutter was also released from the UFC after winning on the show, but he had previously competed in the promotion, and was a part of their "comeback" 4th season.



It's not wrong. Travis Lutter won TUF and he was cut before Efrain, therefore he was the first TUF winner to be cut. Whether or not he competed in the UFC is irrelevant.

Post #6   9/20/10 9:18:19PM   

AfroSamuraiTHEBEAST

MMA Regular

AfroSamuraiTHEBEAST Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:59
Career:38-18
Joined:Sep 2010
Chips:
6
Im really shocked at this. Thought Amir would get cut first. Efrain's a really exciting fighter. Sucks to see him go.

Post #7   9/20/10 9:27:56PM   

Jackelope

Go ahead, MOD my day

Jackelope Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:7,224
Career:864-486
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
1,202
Escudero should slide right into Bellator. He'd be a perfect fit for the latino fan base and he'd probably jump into contention very quickly.

Post #8   9/20/10 9:57:52PM   

MiniMan

Standup Guy

MiniMan Avatar
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:301
Career:38-27
Joined:Aug 2009
Chips:
44
Dana is still sour he beat little Junie!

Post #9   9/20/10 10:17:08PM   

jae_1833

TTTHS

jae_1833 Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:7,862
Career:2,523-1,604
Joined:Jul 2007
Camp: Project Mayhem
Chips:
1,015
The issue I have with failing to make weight, especially from Escudero who comes from a wrestling base, is professionalism. There is a list of tasks that has to be priority for fighters prior to them taking a fight, and most of it has to do with their personal health. So if you can't make the cut then IMO you've been messed up for a while and your trainers/camp are likely partly at fault as well. Take that crap down to the little leagues!

Post #10   9/20/10 10:49:27PM   

BlueSkiesBurn

USCFootball.com

BlueSkiesBurn Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:6,649
Career:534-389
Joined:Jun 2008
Chips:
710
Agreed. Unless you suffered an injury during training and alerted Dana that you might not be able to make weight because of said injury, there's no reason on earth that fighters shouldn't be making weight.

If it's a consistent problem then the fighter should look at switching weight classes.

Post #11   9/20/10 10:52:12PM   

Jackelope

Go ahead, MOD my day

Jackelope Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:7,224
Career:864-486
Joined:Jan 2007
Chips:
1,202

Posted by BlueSkiesBurn

Agreed. Unless you suffered an injury during training and alerted Dana that you might not be able to make weight because of said injury, there's no reason on earth that fighters shouldn't be making weight.

If it's a consistent problem then the fighter should look at switching weight classes.



Agreed with both yourself and Jae. I don't have a problem with a fighter missing weight if it's a one time thing with some freak reason like the flu or an injury. It really irks me when it becomes a consistent thing, though. If I were the boss you'd see me being very vocal about that. Thankfully I'm not, tho

Post #12   9/20/10 10:57:36PM   

BlueSkiesBurn

USCFootball.com

BlueSkiesBurn Avatar
1
 
 
 


 
 
Posts:6,649
Career:534-389
Joined:Jun 2008
Chips:
710

Posted by Jackelope


Posted by BlueSkiesBurn

Agreed. Unless you suffered an injury during training and alerted Dana that you might not be able to make weight because of said injury, there's no reason on earth that fighters shouldn't be making weight.

If it's a consistent problem then the fighter should look at switching weight classes.



Agreed with both yourself and Jae. I don't have a problem with a fighter missing weight if it's a one time thing with some freak reason like the flu or an injury. It really irks me when it becomes a consistent thing, though. If I were the boss you'd see me being very vocal about that. Thankfully I'm not, tho



I'd pay to see you become "Dana for a day."

Post #13   9/20/10 10:59:11PM   

DevonFoxy

MMA Sensei

DevonFoxy Avatar
6





 
 
 


 
 
Posts:1,312
Career:1,450-848
Joined:Jun 2007
Chips:
188
Disagree with this. Too young to let go a guy whose lost to Evan Dunham and now this loss. He's a great fighter that deserve another shot imo and is a beast. Has a lot of potential and I disagree with the decision but what do I know.lol

Post #14   9/20/10 11:24:09PM   

Aether

Heavyweight Champ

Aether Avatar
4



 
 
 


 
 
Posts:5,068
Career:946-505
Joined:Apr 2007
Chips:
1,039
I'm sure this is mostly because of failing to make weight. Add to that the fact that he has absolutely no drawing power and there's not much reason for the UFC to keep him on.

Post #15   9/21/10 12:35:58AM   
 
  Page 1 of 2     1     2