Paul Kelly released by the UFC


Gareth Davies brings word that British striker Paul Kelly (11-4) has been released from the promotion after his second round submission loss to Donald Cerrone (14-3) at UFC 126: "Silva vs. Belfort" on Feb. 5. The "sucker punch" reportedly had nothing to do with the decision to let "Tellys" go.

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UFCJitters site profile image  

2/15/11 4:02 PM by UFCJitters

With the WEC coming over, a light weight fighter can't lose without worrying about getting cut.

fna site profile image  

2/14/11 4:19 PM by fna

 Not the first time this has happened.....Gurgel got a FOTN bonus in his loss to Aaron Riley and was cut following that fight

King Koopa site profile image  

2/14/11 10:31 AM by King Koopa

The UKTT should make a troll petition to reinstate Kelly. Kelly just got bingo'd by the UFC. War USA

Petey B site profile image  

2/14/11 10:30 AM by Petey B

The bell rang. It was within the rules and wasn't a sucker punch. You take a chance when you touch gloves after the bell rings. The idea that they could even consider dropping him because of the so-called "sucker punch" is ridiculous. It's a fight.He got dropped bacause he lost. Period.

Winnson site profile image  

2/14/11 10:28 AM by Winnson

Didn't he and Cerrone get fight of the night honors?

Archer0545 site profile image  

2/14/11 10:16 AM by Archer0545

 Actually, it was because he was not that yes.

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2/14/11 10:16 AM by BrockbackMountain


the mid 90s site profile image  

2/14/11 9:06 AM by the mid 90s

I'm from the uk but Paul needs to improve his game before he can come back in to the UFC IMO.

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2/14/11 9:04 AM by TagaCameron

You're joking, right? He hasn't been able to put two wins together in nearly two years andisn't able to beat non-top tier talent. That's why they let him go. Sometimes even entertaining fighters are let go if they aren't able to put the wins together. Just askBen Saunders.