Maiquel Falcao cut by UFC, manager cites 'legal problems'

by Guilherme Cruz | source: tatame.com
 

Maiquel Falcao made his UFC debut with a win over previously undefeated Gerald Harris and was set to fight Tom Lawlor at UFC Rio, but he’s no longer a UFC fighter anymore. According to his manager Marcelo Brigadeiro, who sent an open letter to TATAME.com minutes ago, the promotion decided to end his contract due to some legal problems, when he got in a fight at his hometown, in 2002.

“Good night everyone,

We’ve received an e-mail from Joe Silva yesterday saying that the UFC decided to end Maiquel Falcão’s contract. They decided to do that because of some legal problems Maiquel got involved recently.

I decided to communicate you because of the respect we have with Maiquel’s fans. I always worked in a honest and clear way about everything, and wouldn’t act that way in this situation.

This news got us by surprise and let us very shocked, mainly after we signed to fight at UFC Rio. Anyway, we’re very grateful for everything the UFC have done for Maiquel and we believe we go out in a good way.

Besides the sadness, we respect UFC’s decision and hope to return to the biggest event on the planet soon. I think this type of thing happen to make us think about a lot of things, to learn and move on, and you can be sure that Maiquel Falcão will move on.

I’m already in talks with other national and international promotions and you will soon watch Maiquel in action again.

Thanks for all of you that followed and cheered for Falcão at his short career at the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

For more details, visit www.prime-fighters.com.

Marcelo Brigadeiro

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5/11/11 7:36 PM by gaycuckold

Until Maldonado went on a diet and starched his ass again.

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5/11/11 6:19 PM by HOWtasteMYbigPP

This reminds me a bit of the Todd Duffee release. I imagine Falcao was probably not the easiest guy to work with.

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5/11/11 6:17 PM by NYmmanow265

Bellator should jump at this guy put him in the next mw tournament right now it could be baker, schlemenko, schambari, hess, and falcoa that's a pretty good tournament

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5/11/11 5:46 PM by MoFiasco

Damn from what I remember hearing this guy is fucking psycho. Very violent kid that grew up with a slum like mentality. It's understandable on the UFC's part seeing as how he's a fucking fugitive wife beater, but he had lots of potential. Hopefully strikeforce(?) or bellator picks him up.

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5/11/11 4:43 PM by chuckles1

Falcao vs. Chael for their spot on the roster!!!!!!

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5/11/11 4:30 PM by un3rgr0und

Damn, I liked this guy, he actually beat people up when he fought.

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5/11/11 1:50 PM by jct71

Um yeah, minor tidbit the boo birds seem to gloss over. Easier to bash Dana I guess.

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5/11/11 1:46 PM by Johnonguitar

I knew all about his 2002 arrest, house arrest, problems thereafter and his arrest in 2010 for which he is now serving 18 months parole. So do the UFC at the time they booked him in Rio. What the hell happened between then and now?

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5/11/11 1:46 PM by Johnonguitar

I knew all about his 2002 arrest, house arrest, problems thereafter and his arrest in 2010 for which he is now serving 18 months parole. So do the UFC at the time they booked him in Rio. What the hell happened between then and now?

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5/11/11 1:06 PM by Bluntfield

^^That sucks, hopefully when his 18 month probation has finished he can return to the UFC.