Luiz Cane released by the UFC

source: fiveknuckles.com
 

According to Davis, the UFC released the veteran directly following the fight with assurances that he would be welcomed back after picking up a few victories outside of the organization.

"Although the UFC enhances the style of fighting, those in it are in a traffic jam." Alex Davis told Tatame.com. "They had to cut us now, but they said that when he gets back to the good pace of fighting they can re-sign him. He'll keep fighting, and hope to be back soon to the UFC. People have to understand that being cut from the UFC is not a disaster. Once you've got a name in the UFC, things get easier for a comeback. Every athlete is likely to have that phase. Soon he wins and returns to the Ultimate."

According to Davis, Cane came into the bout directly off of two recent knee surgeries which affected his performance, and he went into the fight against doctors orders.

"[Cain] comes from two knee surgeries," Davis said. "At first, the doctor made a mistake and he had to have another. To compete at that level, with a lot of athletes, it's hard. He made a great fight."

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AJDavis site profile image  

10/25/12 8:33 AM by AJDavis

Luiz just was not getting traction, was always something. He hhad knw sugery earlier this year, oonly to find out that there was still a torn Meniscus that Dr had not fixed, so he had to re do the surgery. He had already moved out to NM with Greg Jackson. Then he had a problem with his Visa, aand he had to go back to Brazil and wait that out, so things just were not clicking. But he is young, ha is a great fighter, and we will get him fights and put him back on track.

nyhcloyalty site profile image  

10/25/12 8:21 AM by nyhcloyalty

Always liked Cane. Hope he gets back to the win column.

shatefak site profile image  

10/25/12 8:16 AM by shatefak

he'll be back for sure

Steve4192 site profile image  

10/25/12 7:48 AM by Steve4192

That's one way to look at it.   The other way is that he has lost four of his last five and has only notched one win in the last three-and-a-half years.    The reality is the UFC roster is in a constant state of flux, with new guys being added and guys who have already had their chance being cut to make room for them.  Professional sports is a dog-eat-dog world.  There are always young guys on the way up looking to take your job.  Cane had his chance.  Time to make room for new blood

TenOfSwords site profile image  

10/25/12 7:28 AM by TenOfSwords

Since you bring up Cane and Machida in the same post, after Rashad lost to Machida at UFC 98, Cane was one of the most popular choices as to who Rashad's next opponent should be. How times change.

NorthFromHere site profile image  

10/25/12 6:47 AM by NorthFromHere

Not surprised. He looked very hesitant in Rio.

Kostakio site profile image  

10/25/12 6:45 AM by Kostakio

Damn, I thought he'd eventually be "the one".

Poopyface TomatoNose site profile image  

10/25/12 5:25 AM by Poopyface TomatoNose

Remember after Shogun destroyed then #5 ranked Chuck, people said that he should be fighting Luis Cane for a title shot, not Machida. LMAO if that fight had happened.

CindyO site profile image  

10/25/12 4:17 AM by CindyO

He's 1-5 since Cantwell. I'm surprised they even gave him a shot at another weight before cutting him. Certainly not the norm. Wish him the best.   Cindy

TenOfSwords site profile image  

10/25/12 4:11 AM by TenOfSwords

Cane of course is one of the 23 current or former UFC light-heavyweights to have moved down to middleweight over the past five years. Guess it didn't work out for him.