UFC releases Mike Cies

by Mick Hammond | source: mmaweekly.com

The current downsizing of the UFC’s packed roster continued recently, as MMAWeekly.com has learned the promotion has released Mike Ciesnolevicz, who joins fellow light heavyweight Tim Boetsch on the outside of the Octagon looking in.

Boetsch made waves when he stepped in as a late replacement for Tomasz Drwal at UFC 81 and defeated David Heath in impressive fashion, but went 2-2 for the promotion, with his most recent appearance being a unanimous decision loss to Jason Brilz at UFC 96 in March. He was released shortly thereafter.

Ciesnolevicz also stepped in with late notice for his UFC debut, moving up a weight class against Neil Grove in a heavyweight bout this past February at UFC 95, defeating the massive Grove via heel hook in the first round.

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Haywood Jablowme site profile image  

6/28/09 11:34 PM by Haywood Jablowme

 Right, your opinion is objective considering you "allegedly" ripped him off and he called you out on it and punked you off.

Daniel Plainview site profile image  

6/28/09 10:56 PM by Daniel Plainview

 Voted UP.

shmuckothemighty site profile image  

6/28/09 10:50 PM by shmuckothemighty

Hopefully the next person you fight knows how to defend against a heel hook. That was Nasty!!!Uggg

Jack Skellington site profile image  

6/28/09 10:49 PM by Jack Skellington

how do you say his last name

MIKE CIESNOLEVICZ site profile image  

6/28/09 10:47 PM by MIKE CIESNOLEVICZ

Im looking to fight again in late august, maybe september. anyone interested?mikecies@yahoo.com

Top Jov site profile image  

6/28/09 6:59 PM by Top Jov

Mike, You always have a home with us. Pennsylvania MMA!!

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6/26/09 10:10 AM by Hong Kong Phooey



6/26/09 8:51 AM by K-Dub-"T"

 I like how they reward people who step in late and do them a favor.............................. IMO if they step in as a late replacement, they should get one fight added to their contract win or lose.

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

6/26/09 8:49 AM by Bobby Lupo

 I hope to see both guys back.

canuck34 site profile image  

6/26/09 8:40 AM by canuck34

Look at it this way. Lets say there are 15 UFCs (including fight nights) a year. Each card has 10 fights. That makes 150 fights and room for 300 individual fighters. Now, estimate that most fighters want to fight between 2-4 times a year. That means that the UFC really only has room on their roster for about 100-150 fighters maybe. That means there is room for about 20-30 fighters per weight class at any given time.