UFC releases Franca, Wilson, Aurelio, and McCully?

source: mmasurvival.com

UFC released Hermes Franca, Chris Wilson, Marcus Aurelio, and Justin McCully

MMA Survival is the first to report that the UFC have informed four veterans of their releases. The most noteworthy name is that of longtime octagon resident, Hermes Franca. In addition to Franca, Chris Wilson, Marcus Aurelio, and Justin McCully were released.

With the UFC bringing in a litany of new talent, additional cuts are expected. The UFC has been overly cautious as of late due to Strikeforce's own free agent signing spree. Franca and Aurelio could definitely become factors in Strikeforce's thin lightweight division.

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tags: Hermes Franca (detail)  Chris Wilson (detail)  Marcus Aurelio (detail)  Justin McCully (detail)  UFC   


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Jack Skellington site profile image  

10/5/09 3:29 PM by Jack Skellington

no real shockers there, none have been impressive recently

fiercedragon site profile image  

10/5/09 3:24 PM by fiercedragon

if they were "big names" they wouldn't be getting cut...

Herring In A Fur Coat site profile image  

10/5/09 2:05 PM by Herring In A Fur Coat

 No surprise on any of those.  Franca has looked like shit in his last fight.  Aurelio was given a 1-fight shot and lost.   Wilson is 1-3 and was finished in his last fight after the first 3 were boring decisions.... and McCully should have been gone long ago.

CRBMoney14 site profile image  

10/5/09 2:00 PM by CRBMoney14

Come on now, Franca would get mauled by Melendez or Thomson.With the UFC cutting two decently high paid LW fighters I hope they go out and get some frresh talent for the LW divsion. I still expect Gomi to end up in the UFC

ManhoefKOAnderson site profile image  

10/5/09 1:39 PM by ManhoefKOAnderson

Great idea by UFC...Cut big names and add TUF nobodies to the roster.

RighteousWeed site profile image  

10/5/09 1:34 PM by RighteousWeed

major pay cut moving to WEC.. Faber has complained about the difference in pay often. These guys could make more with the PPV.... but franca, wilson, and aurelio all looked like shit last time so... i doubt them being on a WEC PPV ticket would be worth it to ZUFFA... unless it takes place during a slow MMA month or something on a national TV station... IMO

madmav site profile image  

10/4/09 11:39 PM by madmav

 why not put franca and aurelio in the wec.. or is it too much of a paycut?

WrestlingSucks site profile image  

10/4/09 11:25 PM by WrestlingSucks

Franca looked like a beaten man before the fight started. He didn't seem to look like he had any fight in his eyes to me. Could be coincidence but that's how I saw it.

Dawkins site profile image  

10/4/09 11:00 PM by Dawkins

Trigg just needs to fight his fight. Not the the Ultimate Kickboxing style that seems to be the trend in the UFC.

Southpaw'd site profile image  

10/4/09 10:40 PM by Southpaw'd

They need to give Trigg the boot also....