Yoshiyuki Yoshida cut by UFC on his 36th birthday

by Mike Chiappetta | source: mmafighting.com

Yoshiyuki Yoshida has been released following his UFC 113 loss to Mike Guymon, his manager Shu Hirata confirmed to MMA Fighting.

"He doesn't know how many years he has left, but he feels young in terms of ring age," Hirata said. "To go back to the UFC is really difficult once you've been cut. Considering his age, it's more difficult. I don't think they like to sign someone new who is older than 35, but he still wants to try. The only way is to beat up someone very noticeable."

The question will be whether Yoshida drops to lightweight or continues on as a welterweight. It is a debate which Yoshida had even before being offered the Guymon fight, and one that will be ongoing in the near future.

"Fifteen pounds is a huge drop, and it's better to drop it slowly," Hirata said. "He felt it was risky to try immediately, so he decided to stick with 170, but now he feels he should consider it."

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5/17/10 10:13 PM by RabbiVJ

that dipshit? most likely no, im suprised he hasnt commited suicide...ya know what they say...no pride, no life.   

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5/17/10 9:49 PM by sudnvictory

Not surprised by this cut. Guy was 2-3 and didn't look very good at all against the better fighters. Almost surprised he got 5 fights total before getting the axe.

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5/17/10 9:32 PM by orcus

He was pushing "the moon landing was a hoax" angle pretty hard on the OG for awhile.

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5/17/10 8:49 PM by Wasa-B

Ususally those who are not by birth, try much harder to gain acceptance into the circle they so dearfully wish to penetrate.

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5/15/10 5:46 AM by Alder Hiss

Brilliance made flesh, imo.

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5/15/10 5:41 AM by DannyOcean

It's amazing how you can jump into basically any thread at any time and make the thread about Pride vs UFC. I can't decide whether you're retarded or a brilliant troll.

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5/15/10 5:38 AM by DannyOcean

Of your 26431 posts, how many are on the topic of PRIDE > UFC, or PRIDE fighters > UFC fighters, the UFC/Dana/USA MMA sucks, etc? Really, how many? 26000? Maybe you have a random couple hundred posts of porn on the OG?  

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5/15/10 5:36 AM by DannyOcean

lol do you ever talk about anything else?ever?

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5/15/10 4:38 AM by EVILYOSHIDA

looks like this japanese fighter has learned the UFC way.lose some fights , drop a weight class to beat down on smaller men.MAH GODPride was by far the best organization that has ever existed in MMA. The UFC sells fights by trying to get fighters to trash talk and have rivalries. But Pride made their events seem biblical. The extinction of the dinosaurs, evolution, the development of human civilization... they made it all seem like God planned all of these things as a simple tool, all driving towards the purpose of producing a worthy Pride champion. Every event was like the second coming of Christ. Every UFC event is like a new episode of Jerry Springer.