UFC 166: The cut list

 

An unfortunate part of fighting in the UFC is that there will come a time in each fighter's career that he may be fighting for his job. Usually it comes when a fighter is on a losing streak. At UFC 166 several fighters are on the likely to be cut list with a loss:

George Sotiropoulos - Despite coaching TUF Smashes, George's career is headed downhill. After winning seven in a row to start his UFC career, he has now lost three in a row. He was knocked out in the last two, and looked particularly chinny against Ross Pearson. At 36 years old, he might just not be cut out for the rigors of the UFC anymore, and Noons hits just as hard as Pearson and Dos Anjos before him. My guess is that he would retire if he lost, but I'm not sure. Either way, I think his career is on the line Saturday night.

K.J. Noons - Like Sotiropoulos, he has lost three bouts in a row. He's 1-5 in his last six. He's always exciting and doesn't get finished, but he needs wins. He's also not exactly cheap for a lightweight, making in the 41k/41k range. Only one of those losses came in the UFC, but it's still vitally important that Noons wins this bout or he's probably looking for work somewhere else.

Dustin Pague - I'm not sure how he survived the last round of cuts to be honest. He has lost three in a row and is 1-4 overall in the UFC. A fourth loss in a row is almost a guaranteed dismissal.

Jeremy Larsen - He's 0-2 in the UFC and was knocked out in both of his fights. I can't see any reason why they'd keep him around if he lost a third in a row.

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JoeJoeplata site profile image  

10/19/13 12:04 PM by JoeJoeplata

I guess Sotiropoulos is the one getting the boot. If he had trouble with Pearson's striking, he's definitely going to have trouble taking Noons' shots.

jaime kingslayer lannister site profile image  

10/19/13 11:40 AM by jaime kingslayer lannister

He is

jaime kingslayer lannister site profile image  

10/19/13 11:39 AM by jaime kingslayer lannister

Have you seen that picture his is so dreamy that all these peasants automatically hate on him.Sad world we live in.

The Last Emperor site profile image  

10/19/13 9:07 AM by The Last Emperor

Because he's entertaining as shit and he always comes to fight. The dude is a true "fan fighter" and he got royally fucked by the Couture decision.I really don't understand all the Noons hate.

Authority Figure site profile image  

10/17/13 11:59 PM by Authority Figure

Crazy that Noons ever made it the UFC. He was shelved so long he missed his peak years.

I LOVE GSP site profile image  

10/17/13 11:54 PM by I LOVE GSP

well he did kinda get screwed against Couture if i remember correctly so maybe he gets a bad dec in his favor?just kidding I hope it's a definitive ko.

UGCTT_Reco Groman site profile image  

10/17/13 11:50 PM by UGCTT_Reco Groman

How does one 'deserve' a win?You earn a win, no?

I LOVE GSP site profile image  

10/17/13 11:42 PM by I LOVE GSP

this.

Ten eight round site profile image  

10/17/13 11:30 PM by Ten eight round

^ I want G-Sot out.Not top level, not winning, not entertaining. No reason marketing him any longer

Barbalos site profile image  

10/17/13 11:24 PM by Barbalos

He is chinny, or seemingly is, and he is 36, on if he loses 4 straight well...I can understand him being cut.