Early in the week a rumor began circulating that heavyweight Pat Barry and featherweight Nam Phan had been released by the UFC. Both are exciting fighters who a riding losing streaks, but both released statements that they had in fact not been released, at least not yet:
Reports circulated this weekend stating that both fighters had been released from the organization following recent losses, however, both fighters refuted those reports to MMAFighting.com.
Brian Butler-Au, Barry's manager, said UFC matchmaker Joe Silva told him Sunday morning that Barry was not cut, while Phan, who manages himself, said UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby recently told him the same.
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