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6/22/11 12:46 PM
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Being on a UFC Live is a precarious place for many UFC fighters. If you are not on a PPV, it is often because the UFC does not believe people will pay to see you compete. Half the people lose every fight, and for the ones who don't win, some will not just move down the rankings, they are out. MMAFighting's Ben Fowlkes put together a list of the fighters who most need a victory this Sunday.

Cheick Kongo
Who he's fighting: Pat Barry
Odds of getting cut: 4-1.

Matt Brown
Who he's fighting: John Howard
Odds of getting cut: even. If he loses on Sunday -- and if he's not related to someone important in the UFC front office -- he's getting cut.

John Howard
Who he's fighting: Matt Brown
Odds of getting cut: 5-1.

Tyson Griffin
Who he's fighting: Manvel Gamburyan
Odds of getting cut: 3-1.

Joe Stevenson
Who he's fighting: Javier Vazquez
Odds of getting cut: 2-1. If he doesn't win, wave goodbye to Joe "Daddy."

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UFC Live On Versus 4: Marquardt vs. Story takes place this Sunday, June 26, 2011 at the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The main card will air LIVE on Versus, while the prelims will be streamed on Facebook.


6/22/11 12:48 PM
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It's crazy to think MMA's gotten so good at the top level that guys like Tyson Griffin and Joe Stevenson, former top of the heap LWs in the UFC are facing the chopping block.
6/22/11 12:51 PM
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I agree. Its gotten crazy Phone Post
6/22/11 12:51 PM
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Chris Power - It's crazy to think MMA's gotten so good at the top level that guys like Tyson Griffin and Joe Stevenson, former top of the heap LWs in the UFC are facing the chopping block.



losing streaks my friend.

LW division is too competitive to keep guys that drop 3 and 4 fights in a row.
6/22/11 1:07 PM
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 LOL at this nonsense. Kongo hasn't even lost in two fights, and is in the shallow heavyweight division. No way he loses this fight but even if he does, no way does he get cut.
6/22/11 1:43 PM
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I always enjoy watching Kongo fight, you're either gonna be entertained by his striking or laugh at his constant attempts to gain an unfair upper hand (knee to balls, holding shorts).
6/22/11 1:58 PM
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 Kongo has no shot at getting cut.

Brown/Howard loser is out I think.

Griffin and Stevenson both have to win or get bounced.
6/22/11 2:06 PM
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6/22/11 2:09 PM
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Joe daddy is out with one more lost FOR SURE Kongo is good for one more loss. Also depending how Howard and brown go loser may be cut close call compared to others Phone Post
6/22/11 2:11 PM
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 and if any of those guys put on the fight of their lives.... I mean fotn fight, one of those fights where you smile and go "wow"
then none of them will get cut imo
6/22/11 2:14 PM
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Nobody should get cut after one fight, especially when they were on a 3-fight winning streak. What kind of loyalty, financial security, and long-sightedness is that? That doesn't happen in other sports where you have one bad night and that's it. Bad match-ups, luck, nerves, or just being off, happens. It's not good for the organization or the fighters for cuts to be made so flippantly. Maybe if they weren't, fighters would be more relaxed early in their UFC careers and not so apt to lay and pray.
6/22/11 2:18 PM
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Kongo is not getting cut
Howard will prob get one more shot even w a loss
Brown is gone again with a loss
Griffin and Stevenson probably need a win but a good showing in a loss could keep them around
6/22/11 2:24 PM
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 Kongo needs to stay regardless.  He always makes for an exciting fight.
6/22/11 4:21 PM
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OftheWay -  Kongo needs to stay regardless.  He always makes for an exciting fight.


Nahhhhhhhh

sometimes....not always...
Kongo vs Barry is going to blow.  Kongo is going to lay and pray Barry.  I don't think they're both willing to stand and trade with one another.
 
6/22/11 4:31 PM
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6/22/11 4:33 PM
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I hope Joe wins, Javier can be a real asshole.
6/22/11 5:51 PM
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Vitor and Paula Miranda greatly appreciate all the kind thoughts and prayers. Just to know that so many people are taking a minute to pray for their son Igor helps. They know that they are not alone, that we are all with them in spirit.
6/22/11 6:13 PM
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Chris Power - It's crazy to think MMA's gotten so good at the top level that guys like Tyson Griffin and Joe Stevenson, former top of the heap LWs in the UFC are facing the chopping block.

 My thoughts as well. 
6/22/11 6:52 PM
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I was going to say "bummer -- this fight is on a Sunday".... but then I realized I'm on vacation so it doesn't matter haha

Cmon weekend
6/22/11 6:54 PM
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I think I am 3 away from getting in!!
6/22/11 7:15 PM
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Northside Strangler - It's crazy how some guys get to lose 3 or 4 straight and guys like Gerald Harris get cut after 1 loss



gerald harris fought scared vs mike falcon for 3 rounds. it was one of the least talked about embarrassing performances in recent memory. he deserved to go after that.


no.
it really was not that bad at all.
6/22/11 7:15 PM
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Kongo should not be cut
6/22/11 7:17 PM
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UnderTheClock -  Kongo is a winner or loser quite predictably, depending upon how they want to book him. So they will probably keep him around when they want a particular result. no need to fix fights to get what you want.


very interesting take on it.

you're probably right.


that's why i really like guys like "Hapa". Brought in to lose every fight and has won every one.
6/22/11 7:18 PM
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oh, he drew kongo...but you get my point.
6/22/11 8:20 PM
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I think they should start elimination matches.

Put two on the fence guys vs each other and there ya go.

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