McCrory released by the UFC

by Chris Palmquist | source: mixedmartialarts

August 11th, 2009. Cortland, NY

After a disappointing loss at UFC 101, Tamdan McCrory was released today by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). A representative for McCrory was notified by UFC matchmaker Joe Silva late last night. McCrory, who dropped a split decision loss to John Howard this past weekend, was 3-3 in the UFC, with an overall record of 11-3.

McCrory’s only losses have come inside the octagon after a stellar rise from the local Northeast scene, where he put together a 8 fight win-streak before getting the call to the big show. “The Barncat” defeated UFC veteran Pete Spratt via triangle choke.

Leading up to his most recent fight, McCrory had expressed concerns over continuing to cut to 170 lbs., the welterweight limit. Visibily drained at the UFC 101 weigh-in, the effects of the weight cut seemed to carry into the fight as the performance was lacking for the usually exciting McCrory.

With his layoff from the UFC, McCrory will look to gain experience and build size to perhaps fill his 6’4” frame into the middleweight division. At only 22 years of age, an eventual return to the UFC is more than likely.

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Bloc Québécois site profile image  

2/3/12 11:37 AM by Bloc Québécois

Of all the skinny nerdy fighters, I found him the most entertaining.

Plunkett site profile image  

2/2/12 1:47 PM by Plunkett

He rode off into the sunset on his fucking thunderhorse.

Motivated Penn site profile image  

2/2/12 1:40 PM by Motivated Penn

I like the Barn Cat. Whatever he does, I wish him great success.

Morgz site profile image  

2/2/12 1:33 PM by Morgz

 That would be a shame, but certainly understandable.  A lot of these guys can make a much more lucrative career that way.  Unless you make it to main card fighting 3 or 4 events a year that is.

Wes_Mantooth site profile image  

2/2/12 1:27 PM by Wes_Mantooth

"The Barn Cat" is the best nick name of all time.

UGCTT_RhiNo site profile image  

2/2/12 1:24 PM by UGCTT_RhiNo

I don't see him returning. Im from upstate and know tamdan. He is set on training people and making money that way

KampHitMyMannHole site profile image  

2/2/12 12:46 PM by KampHitMyMannHole

For Hate420

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2/2/12 12:45 PM by KampHitMyMannHole

Read the post RIGHT AFTER THAT

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2/2/12 9:53 AM by rundymc

He's got a computer engineering degree.He wears glasses.He listens metalocalypse.He's a smart guy.

TheSkywalker site profile image  

2/2/12 7:36 AM by TheSkywalker

Make UFC run at age 20-23, get cut without REALLY becoming a loser, take time off to develop your body and a more rounded skill set, establish a business that provides financial security, and, after racking up a bit of momentum in lower tier promotions (which are happy to pay a premium to have former UFC fighters on their card)... The BARNCAT will return! Sounds pretty fucking smart to me!