Jon Fitch, 15 others released by UFC


16 fighters, each coming off at least one loss, were released by the UFC, including Jon Fitch. Also let go were Wagner Prado, Mike Russow, Jacob Volkmann, Vladimir Matyushenko, Che Mills, Jay Hieron, Terry Etim, Paul Sass, Jorge Santiago, Mike Stumpf, Simeon Thoresen, C.J. Keith, Motonobu Tezuka, Josh Grispi and Ulysses Gomez.

Jon Fitch: 1-2-1 in last four UFC fights.
Wagner Prado: 0-2 in last two UFC fights.
Mike Russow: 0-2 in last two UFC fights.
Jacob Volkmann: 1-2 in last three UFC fights.
Vladimir Matyushenko: 0-2 in last two UFC fights.
Che Mills: 1-2 in last three UFC fights.
Jay Hieron: 0-2 in last two UFC fights.
Terry Etim: 1-3 in last four UFC fights.
Paul Sass: 0-2 in last two UFC fights.
Jorge Santiago: 0-3 in his last three UFC fights.
Mike Stumpf: 0-2 in his last two UFC fights.
Simeon Thoresen: 0-2 in his last two UFC fights.
C.J. Keith: 0-2 in his last two UFC fights.
Motonobu Tezuka: 0-2 in his last two UFC fights.
Josh Grispi: 0-4 in his last four UFC fights.
Ulysses Gomez: 0-2 in his last two UFC fights.

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The MMA world reacted with a notable degree of shock, not least of all Ulysses Gomez, who had not been informed of the release, and learned about it on Twitter.

Ulysses Gomez @uselessgomez
@arielhelwani I got released?!?!? What! Serious?

Jacob Volkmann @JacobVolkmann
I wasnt @danawhite decision to cut me it was Joe Silva's.

paul kelly @paulkellymma
Devastated for a lot of sad family's tonight! People chasing a dream an there jobs just taken away!

Dan Hardy @danhardymma
Why is it whenever someone gets cut early by the @UFC, everyone gives me shit? I would have cut me way before @JonFitchdotnet too!

Nam Phan @NamPhanMMA
wow 16 fighters got cut from the @ufc today. i need to rack up some wins lol :(

 Rick Buchholz ‏@RickBuchholz
@danawhite I get it's ur business; howevr, tossing Fitch completely shits on the UFC's legitimacy.I'm 100% done wasting my $ on ur craziness

Dana White ‏@danawhite
@RickBuchholz f--- u goof

Jon ‏@jon15931
Volkmann's release is as nonsensical as Jon Madsen's or Todd Duffee's. Just a f---ing travesty.

Dana White ‏@danawhite
@jon15931 @arielhelwani @ufc @seanshelby calm down drama queen

Dana calls Fitch "super f@#%ing expensive

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FunDeath4u site profile image  

2/22/13 8:58 PM by FunDeath4u

Dana is the one that really screwed Fitch to the wall by saying he would go to Bellator and smash every single guy over there or something like that. Pretty much guaranteed Fitch wouldn't land that job. Cans him and then deny's him the second best promotion. Dana is tactically smart and a shiny headed super villain from time to time. He must have really disliked him.

FunDeath4u site profile image  

2/22/13 8:39 PM by FunDeath4u

LOL you don't know me fool and I told you Bellator wouldn't sign him. Why shoot yourself in the foot. LETS SIGN THAT GUY! NOBODY LIKES HIM AND HE IS DULL BUT WHAT THE HELL RIGHT? no dude... hell no. You would have to be a moron. A UFC washout smashing your guys that no one likes? Not a smart move. Makes them look bad on many levels to do that. WSOF is where he belongs. I am happy for him and for me. He makes some money and I never have to see his boring ass again. Really though you are a funny guy and I like to argue with you, but I have probably seen 100007000034000530340 fights and I know all. Want to know who wins in Hendo Machida? Hendo. Easily. Bam it's that easy for me!

circulation123 site profile image  

2/22/13 4:45 PM by circulation123

In some ways, what’s even more incredible than Fitch getting cut is that freakin Santiago was cut THREE TIMES!!!  THREE TIMES  guys….THAT has got to be some kind of record. I would love to see him return to UFC again just to see if he can be cut the fourth time and perhaps be in a Guinness World Record or something.

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2/22/13 11:50 AM by ValeTudo 1

I thought you you already made your last point in the previous post, oh yeah i forgot keyboard warriors like you don't die easy. just goes to show how much of a noob you are, you do know there was a reason why ufc kept him away from fitch? Who's condit beat that makes him higher rank than fitch?? and if you say nick diaz (which he scraped by) then your an even bigger idiot than i thought. Lol rory and ellenberger are not higher than fitch. There's a reason why ufc kept big name ww challegers away from fitch and when hendricks fought fitch he was just coming up from being a prelim fighter. And defo hendriks cud that to both diaz and gsp. And if you understood the term a bad matchup then u wud know Maia was exactly that for fitch. I don't see anyone else beating him which is why ufc was giving him very low profile fighters or fighters they believed would whoop him (maia and silva). For knowing so little you sure are stupid. Nice try but you should stick with googling your facts just like you did with the impressive 60+ grand fitch makes fact. NOOB. Love making you bitches squirm HAHA

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2/22/13 3:24 AM by stonepony

I agree with this. Basically. They might sign him, but at a much lower salary. They want to pretend that grabbing a UFC name is no big deal because the talent is already in Bellator. What they don't want is a UFC reject coming over and smashing everybody without trying.And I guess that means signing him for a small contract, would just make it worse. If the PR people could say that he's 1) A UFC reject smashing everything Bellator has, and 2) Has a shitty weak contract despite being a dominant champion.It's bad for them all around. They need promotable names, so they'll try to get him, but they know it's lose lose for them.

Boomslang78 site profile image  

2/21/13 10:01 PM by Boomslang78

Too bad Bellator isn't going to sign him.

FunDeath4u site profile image  

2/21/13 9:36 PM by FunDeath4u

Cry some more. 100 more leaving soon and all of them are your favorite fighters. I know more than you. Fitch makes 60+ grand to put people to put on boring fights, their money is better spent elsewhere. What do you not understand about that. Everybody can not be in the UFC only the best and the most entertaining. Nobody can kill me boy. Why you so mad? Bellator isn't going to sign him they know UFC canned him for being boring and so does everyone else. He isn't top 5 either. Condit, Hendrix, Rory, GSP, Mia are in that division and so is Ellenberger. Shit I even think Story would beat that ass. For knowing so much you are sure stupid. He might be top 10, not top 5.

ValeTudo 1 site profile image  

2/21/13 4:27 PM by ValeTudo 1

LOL. Shut up. Like I said you don't know shit you funny lil weirdo. What do you know about what fighters can learn and what not.Haha the sun is shining your a nobody and never will be, fitch can kick your ass and leave you for dead in under a minute AHHH fitch still got more money than your dirty ass and the birds are singing and fitch is top 5 WW so he is not gone, just going to bring legitimacy to bellator. HAVE A LOVELY DAY NOOB

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2/21/13 3:54 PM by i remember halloween

I can't emphasize enough how glad I am to see the UFC drop the axe on guys like Fitch.  He doesn't beat anyone, he just out positions them for 15 minutes.  If you want to see that, go watch leg wrestling.  I'd probably rather watch Leonard Garcia windmill punching a heavy bag over Fitch lay and pray some dude who is usually otherwise exciting.  I agree 100% with FunDeath4U and am glad the UFC is protecting its brand by not letting it get completely dissolved with the most uninteresting and uninspiring gameplans conceivable.  If everyone fought like Fitch, MMA would not exist because only like 50 people would watch it.

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2/21/13 1:38 PM by FunDeath4u