Over the past week a number of fighters have been handed their walking papers from the UFC after their most recent losses.
Heavyweight fighter Sean McCorkle was the first to go after it became noticeable during his recent back-to-back losses that his talent for pre-fight trash-talking exceeds his actually abilities in the cage at this moment in time.
He does leave with a notable win over Mark Hunt in his UFC debut though, and due to the noteriety he received during his short spell in the UFC he should have little trouble finding other organizations to fight for.
Mario Miranda is one of a number of BJJ black belts to struggle to make an impact in the UFC, despite building a solid 11-0 record before arriving at the promotion.
The middleweight could manage just one win in four fights in the Octagon, leaving the UFC with little choice but to let him go.
The exit of Kris McCray also seemed inevitable after he lpicked up a further two losses in a row following his defeat in the final of TUF 13 to Court McGee.
It’s also been revealed that another Brazilian Black Belt who didn’t quite live up to the hype, Waggney Fabiano has also been cut.
In fact Fabiano didn’t actually have the opportunity to prove himself in the UFC. While it had been believed that Fabiano’s contract had been taken over by the company following the merger with the WEC, it was revealed this week that they decided not to bring the 35 year-old into the fold after a loss to Joseph Benavidez in his final fight in the WEC.