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10/4/09 6:17 PM
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UFC released Hermes Franca, Chris Wilson, Marcus Aurelio, and Justin McCully

MMA Survival is the first to report that the UFC have informed four veterans of their releases. The most noteworthy name is that of longtime octagon resident, Hermes Franca. In addition to Franca, Chris Wilson, Marcus Aurelio, and Justin McCully were released.

With the UFC bringing in a litany of new talent, additional cuts are expected. The UFC has been overly cautious as of late due to Strikeforce's own free agent signing spree. Franca and Aurelio could definitely become factors in Strikeforce's thin lightweight division.

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10/4/09 6:26 PM
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10/4/09 6:29 PM
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 I suspected that Hermes could become a victim of being released given how his last fight looked and how he came in way overweight.  Hope he gets back to his full form in the future.
10/4/09 6:31 PM
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You know how the drill goes.

If they win a few outside of the UFC, they will be called back. Since they are on a losing streak, they get the cut.

I do like Hermes though - He had an off-night on his last fight.
10/4/09 7:42 PM
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 I thought Aurelio was cut a long time ago.
10/4/09 7:53 PM
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K-Dub-"T" -  I called the Aurelio cut waaay before it happened.


Long overdue, imo.
10/4/09 7:57 PM
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All those fighter's would fight real nice in your company, except McCully. He really hasn't done much to become a better fighter. Too bad you didn't keep Ben Henderson.
10/4/09 8:04 PM
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franca would win the strikeforce title easily.
10/4/09 8:17 PM
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No surprise with Franca, he looked like shit in his last fight.
10/4/09 9:35 PM
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lmao. if it were anyone else posting that, it would be a dig at mfc, but you don't understand why, do you. good lord
10/4/09 10:40 PM
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They need to give Trigg the boot also....
10/4/09 11:00 PM
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Trigg just needs to fight his fight. Not the the Ultimate Kickboxing style that seems to be the trend in the UFC.
10/4/09 11:25 PM
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Franca looked like a beaten man before the fight started. He didn't seem to look like he had any fight in his eyes to me. Could be coincidence but that's how I saw it.
10/4/09 11:39 PM
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 why not put franca and aurelio in the wec.. or is it too much of a paycut?
10/5/09 1:34 PM
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major pay cut moving to WEC.. Faber has complained about the difference in pay often. These guys could make more with the PPV.... but franca, wilson, and aurelio all looked like shit last time so... i doubt them being on a WEC PPV ticket would be worth it to ZUFFA... unless it takes place during a slow MMA month or something on a national TV station... IMO
10/5/09 1:39 PM
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Great idea by UFC...

Cut big names and add TUF nobodies to the roster.
10/5/09 2:00 PM
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Rand McPherson - franca would win the strikeforce title easily.


Come on now, Franca would get mauled by Melendez or Thomson.

With the UFC cutting two decently high paid LW fighters I hope they go out and get some frresh talent for the LW divsion. I still expect Gomi to end up in the UFC
10/5/09 2:05 PM
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 No surprise on any of those.  Franca has looked like shit in his last fight.  Aurelio was given a 1-fight shot and lost.   Wilson is 1-3 and was finished in his last fight after the first 3 were boring decisions.... and McCully should have been gone long ago.

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