Pink Slip Day in the UFC: Coleman, Nover, & Hague Cut After Losses
Phillipe Nover (0-3 in the UFC) lost a unanimous decision to Rob Emerson on the UFC 109 preliminary card, which, when added to his controversial TKO loss to Kyle Bradley and his totally legitimate decision loss to Efrain Escudero in the TUF 8 Finale, pretty much guaranteed that he’d be cut. For a guy once hailed as a 155-pound Anderson Silva, he turned out to be an epic Octagon bust.
"i know you guy know coleman and hague got cut..but news flash nover's gone too"
Brian Foster Talks UFC 110 & Childhood
Brian Foster “Ready for Lytle and Australia”
PDG: You had lost your debut with the UFC but most recently beat someone close to the top ten rankings. How do you feel so far with your experiences with the promotion?
Brian Foster: In the first fight I had a lot of jitters – which is understandable, but I should have performed in the first fight like I did in the second. Had it not been for the nerves I probably would have. I knew coming into the second fight with Larson that it was get it or go – if I didn't get it they would have probably ended my contract and I wouldn't have fought for the UFC anymore. It is the biggest organization in the world and I'm happy and thankful to be a part of it.
UFC Cuts Frank Trigg
Triggonomics no longer has a place in UFC. The losing streak of death today claimed Frank Trigg, who confirmed he has been cut by the promotion. Trigg went 6-1 to earn his second shot in UFC after a 2-3 run before but was TKO'd by Josh Koscheck in September then was KO'd by Matt Serra at UFC 109. He's undecided on future plans.
UFC Cuts Tim Hague
Close may count in horseshoes, but not in UFC. After his close majority decision loss to Chris Tuchscherer at UFC 109, Tim Hague has been cut by the promotion. He went 1-2 in UFC and leaves after the losing streak of death-he beat Pat Barry in his debut but lost his next 2 fights.
Exclusive: Mark Coleman cut from the UFC
It looks like it’s the end of the road between Mark Coleman and the UFC, as FiveOuncesofPain.com has recently been able to confirm through sources close to the situation that the UFC Hall of Famer has been released from the promotion following the recent defeat at the hands of fellow MMA legend, Randy Couture.
Liddell Now Represents Step Down, Vera Says
The 40-year-old Liddell, projected to face arch nemesis Tito Ortiz for a third time at UFC 115 in June, has lost four of his last five fights. When asked on Friday whether or not “The Iceman” now represents a step down in competition, Vera answered bluntly during a Q&A session at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Michael Bisping: 'Rampage thinks I will beat Wanderlei easily'
We have been discussing tactics for the fight, little tips and discussions about Wanderlei’s movement and shots, and Rampage thinks I will beat Wanderlei easily. He has inspired me and has kept confidence in the camp high. I have to keep my composure in this fight. We know what Wanderlei does – he throws aggressive shots with reckless abandon, and I’m psyched to put my game plan into practise.
AMA Fighter Charlie Brenneman Signs With UFC
With the successful brother tandem of Jim and Dan Miller, the UFC has signed another talented fighter out of the AMA Fight Club. 11-1 welterweight standout Charlie Brenneman has signed with the promotion and will compete for them soon.
Fitch Doesn't Think Hardy Deserves Title Shot
“Taking nothing away from Dan Hardy. He’s a great, young prospect,” said the 31-year-old Fitch. “He’s got a bright future ahead of him, but there are guys that have put in more work than him. That’s my opinion. I don’t run the show.”
p.s. these AKA members need to stop b*tchin bout Dan Hardy..GSP whipped you guys like lil boys..boo hoo..Fitch stop start worryin bout Alves not Hardy..cause Alves is gonna put the hurt on Fitch...
Rolles Gracie's UFC Debut Was "Embarrassing"
And according to cousin Renzo Gracie, it really wasn't due to training, injuries, etc. but actually nerves. Fact is the nerves drained him of his energy. His stand up and ground work looked bad, nothing at all like he was doing in training leading up to the fight and it was if he couldn't hear what I was telling him. I think the pressure he put on himself overwhelmed him. He'll learn and be back." Rolles Gracie was TKO'd by Joey Beltran at UFC 109.
Winner of Bisping-Wanderlei faces Akiyama
There had been some talk of Bisping putting himself into title contention should he take Wanderlei out in impressive fashion later this month. However, an industry source tells Fighters Only that the plan now is to have him face the Japanese welterweight should he emerge victorious.
Akiyama is also likely to be on the menu for Wanderlei should he get past Bisping. The two were set to fight at one point last year before the UFC decided on a Bisping-Wanderlei match instead.
Martin Kampmann Off UFC 111
Even a "Hitman" can't avoid the injury curse sometimes. Martin Kampmann is now off UFC 111 due to an undisclosed injury suffered in training. He was to have faced Ben Saunders. Jake Ellenberger is the replacement, although UFC hasn't announced it yet, and no word on if this will bump the fight from PPV at 111.