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From: CHalligan 5 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 10:04 AM
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http://www.mmaopinion.co.uk/2013/01/18/ufc-release-9-fighters-including-griggsurushitani-and-levesseur/

The UFC have released a number of fighters just as they make room for the additions of the Strikeforce signees.

Chad Griggs, Nick Penner, Marcus LeVesseur, John Cofer, Joey Gambino, Jeff Hougland, Jared Papazian and Yasuhiro Urishitani and Henry Martinez are the 9 released.

There are no particularly huge surprises amongst the list of releases, Flyweights Jared Papazian (0-3 UFC) and Yasuhiro Urushitani( 0-2 UFC) have not made the grade after failing to pick up a single win between them. Papazian most recently lost a one sided decision to Timothy Elliot at the latest TUF finale, this was his first fight at 125 pounds. Urushitani meanwhile, entered as part of the inaugural Flyweight tournament but was knocked out by Joseph Benavidez. His most recent fight, a decision loss to John Lineker at UFC on FUEL 6, was not enough to keep a spot on the roster.

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From: NorthernIrishZombie 181 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 10:12 AM
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I wonder who will end up in Bellator.


From: in_different 27 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 10:14 AM
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The only thing I don't think is fair is fighters getting cut when they are facing top competition. If a guy is ranked 9 and losses to rank 3,4, and 7, he will likely be cut. But not everyone will be champion.

From: OmgItsTheWams 225 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 10:17 AM
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Papazian deserves more time he was in 2 amazing fights I thought he would get another shot Phone Post

From: Pride Wanderlei Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 10:26 AM
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Griggs! That dude was tough as nails and always came to war.

I also like Gambino Phone Post

From: EckY 59 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 10:26 AM
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Bit odd them getting rid of 125ers when the division is so thin and those guys lost to top guys.


From: Snayke13 16 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 10:34 AM
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Pride Wanderlei - Griggs! That dude was tough as nails and always came to war.

I also like Gambino Phone Post
Yea i was hoping to see Gambino get another shot. Guy brings it everytime. Phone Post

From: caseharts 504 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 10:38 AM
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Griggs deserved another imo Phone Post

From: minotauro11 68 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 10:39 AM
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Snayke13 -
Pride Wanderlei - Griggs! That dude was tough as nails and always came to war.

I also like Gambino Phone Post
Yea i was hoping to see Gambino get another shot. Guy brings it everytime. Phone Post
Same. He'll be back though Phone Post

From: Fraser_Finlay 224 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 10:45 AM
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Pride Wanderlei - Griggs! That dude was tough as nails and always came to war.

I also like Gambino Phone Post
Pretty much exactly what I was going to post.

I think Gambino should have got another shot, if I remember correctly his last fight was fucking awesome! Phone Post

From: Slap Maxwell 29 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 10:51 AM
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LaVasseur's two losses were late notice fights. One of which he stepped up the day of weigh ins.

From: FreakDaddy 158 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 11:01 AM
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Martinez, Papazian, and Griggs could be great additions to Bellator......

From: Slap Maxwell 29 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 11:02 AM
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With all of the Strikeforce guys coming over, some cuts were bound to happen.

From: NaciVela Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 11:06 AM
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I'm split on Papazian. His firste fight was on short notice and he looked good afgainst Easton, but his second fight wasn't good at all. Flyweight doesn't have a lot of depth but 3 in a row, you gotta go.

Martinez should be given another chance, I think he took some fights at welterweight right? He fought Riddle I remember and that was pretty good.

Gambino had a lot of hype and didn't impress. Not surprised on him

From: bknumber1 67 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 11:17 AM
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Slap Maxwell - LaVasseur's two losses were late notice fights. One of which he stepped up the day of weigh ins.
Yeah, that's what I was thinking when I read it. Makes you think twice before judging people who turn down short notice fights. And I still have no idea how his last opponent made weight. Phone Post

From: IIAces Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 11:19 AM
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Snayke13 -
Pride Wanderlei - Griggs! That dude was tough as nails and always came to war.

I also like Gambino Phone Post
Yea i was hoping to see Gambino get another shot. Guy brings it everytime. Phone Post
This. Only one that kind of surprised me. Phone Post

From: vaginal tear 104 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 11:21 AM
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Damn shame about Griggs. Phone Post

From: Herring In A Fur Coat Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 11:24 AM
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No shockers here.


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Posted: 1/18/13 11:55 AM
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no shockers. i like griggs but i wouldnt pay to see him fight in the HW division, but he could likely be interesting at 205lbs. He just cant compete with the athletic 250+ guys of the ufc

From: Herring In A Fur Coat Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 12:03 PM
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TheOldOne2 - no shockers. i like griggs but i wouldnt pay to see him fight in the HW division, but he could likely be interesting at 205lbs. He just cant compete with the athletic 250+ guys of the ufc

His last UFC fight was at 205 and he got his ass handed to him.  Dude's tough and has heart but at this point in his career he is not UFC caliber at any weight.


From: SonOfThePeepHole 51 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 12:38 PM
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UGRBTT_Thatsjustlikeyouropinionman - Can't disagree with any of those Phone Post
Stfu moron

Papazian had like one fight and it was exciting as fuck Phone Post

From: xCYBERDYNEx 292 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 12:43 PM
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SonOfThePeepHole -
UGRBTT_Thatsjustlikeyouropinionman - Can't disagree with any of those Phone Post
Stfu moron

Papazian had like one fight and it was exciting as fuck Phone Post
0-3, I agree his fight with Easton was awesome though. Phone Post

From: TheOldOne2 Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 12:44 PM
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Herring In A Fur Coat - 
TheOldOne2 - no shockers. i like griggs but i wouldnt pay to see him fight in the HW division, but he could likely be interesting at 205lbs. He just cant compete with the athletic 250+ guys of the ufc

His last UFC fight was at 205 and he got his ass handed to him.  Dude's tough and has heart but at this point in his career he is not UFC caliber at any weight.


forgot that! i stand corrected. with that, ya give him the boot.

From: FreakDaddy 158 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 1:06 PM
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My guess is that there will be more after the next two shows.......But, these were all fair.......I could see a few working their way back in time.......

From: HolyHackZack 418 The total sum of your votes up and votes down Send Private Message Add Comment To Profile
Posted: 1/18/13 1:10 PM
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Martinez should have got fight of the night for UFC on Fox 5. LeVesseur is getting screwed as well. Phone Post

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