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Jon Fitch among 16 fighters released from UFC on Tuesday

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After thinking it over, I guess this is a notice to all the fighters on the roster that just winning isn't enough, the UFC brass wants you to be exciting above all else. Everyone else in this thread has mentioned guys still on the roster with worse UFC records than some of the guys that got cut, and it goes to show that there is a premium being put on putting on a show. I'm not saying I agree with it, it's just easy to see.

EDIT: Let's not forget that Dana has had problems with Fitch/AKA in the past, and I'm sure that stuff played a role in this even if it wasn't the biggest factor.

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I think this is a blow for the WW division. Fitch is still a top 6 WW and for Dana to cut him just like that is madness.

Post #47   2/20/13 6:14:16PM   

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WTF

Santiago deserved another fight after the Nelson fight.

Jay Hieron fought 2 top10 fighter he deserved one last shot

Che Mills and Paul Sass are to one dimensional to advenced through the ranking

Dana always had a beef with the way Fitch faught.

Post #48   2/20/13 6:18:54PM   

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Undeserving for Fitch to be cut for sure
It's so disappointing to see one of the best WW's cut because he doesn't finish fights? Lets be honest 1-2 in his last 3 against top competition doesn't warrant a release. Sucks because he works just as hard as every other top guy if not harder, and still finds success.

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my old computer almost crashes every time I click on a link like this with SBNation MMAFighting site featuring 800 comments by the readers all jammed onto one giant web page. Poor design.

Just had to say that.

Post #50   2/20/13 6:51:23PM   

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Also, Jon Fitch cut from UFC, wrestling cut from Olympics, Mike Piazza not in Hall of Fame, KISS not in Rock n Roll Hall of Fame.

That's the Mount Rushmore of all time screw jobs.


I'm pissed, Im not buying another PPV until Fitch is brought back. He's one of my fave fighters. He's the Bret Hart of mma - excellence of execution.

Post #51   2/20/13 7:10:04PM   

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Can't believe this absolute crap right here today!! Fitch in no way deserves to be cut this solidifies the UFC not as the best MMA promotion in the world but the most popular.

How can proven drug cheats get second chances but a hard working guy like Fitch with 14 UFC wins gets cut? Complete madness!!

Post #52   2/20/13 7:10:16PM   

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A couples wins in the minor leagues and many of these guys will more than likely be resigned. If they lose in the minors though they are doomed.

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this isnt the first time the UFC has cut Fitch. There is a history of issues here and its all coming to a point where they finally said see ya.

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Posted by BillsNewAccount

I'm baffled by the release of Jorge Santiago. The dude steps up to fight Gunnar Nelson, someone who is completely unknown and incredibly dangerous on short notice and in a different country. He put on a great fight and was swinging for the fences to end the fight...

And then they boot him.

What horse shit.



he's 1-5 in the ufc, beating justin levens, and unfortunately, they cant match him against the kid who works at the concession stand, so he wasn't likely to win another fight, rendering him useless to the UFC.
He fights better everywhere else anyways, its for the best

Post #55   2/20/13 8:12:08PM   

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WTF Dana? i know he's not the most exciting fighter, but he's still top ten! hell, i would even say he's close to top five! just shows how the fighters are really treated in the UFC

Post #56   2/20/13 8:47:28PM   

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Posted by prozacnation1978

I'll never forget my first Ufc event.
Three names I wanted to see fight most
Liddell shogun and Jon Fitch
Ufc 76 knockout. Hope he bounces back but thanks for the memories. Diego vs Fitch was stellar



I'll never forget this as the very first time in the history of the playground that you have returned to a topic to post more than one reply. Seriously...HOLY FREAKING SHIT!!!

Post #57   2/20/13 9:12:27PM   

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Not cool with this at all....soooooo, Melvin can snort lines and lose on countless occasions and still have employment but Fitch gets shanked in the back, prison style? Horrible.

How does a stiff like Tibau still have a job after 20 years??

- - War Fitch-Master in Bellator.

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Posted by prozacnation1978

Leonard Garcia has a job not fitch
Fucked up !!



3 fucking times in one topic...holy shit...you may actually read this.

Its snowing in Phoenix right now. Prozacnation posts 3 times in one topic. Fitch is released.

THE WORLD WIL EMPLODE!!!

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Here's something to think about. Bellator recently went on record as saying they don't want to pick up UFC rejects...since there's a reason why they were let go. I'm curious to see if they hold to that or not.

Who knows, maybe Fitch is the bait that the UFC has set out to see if they will bite.

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