HomeFight Shows MMA Newsmakers Show – Yushin Okami And Mike Ricci Released From UFC Bruno October 1, 2013 Fight Shows 7 Comments The Fight Network’s John Pollock, John Ramdeen and Robin Black bring us the latest in MMA including Yushin Okami & Mike Ricci released from UFC on Newsmakers. Tweet Pin It Tags:Mike Ricci, Yushin Okami Tommy Toe Hold Gets Kicked In The Nuts Anthony Pettis Jessamyn Duke Talks TUF 18, Roxanne vs Jessica, And Ronda Rousey 7 Comments dex1888 October 1, 2013 *got Log in to Reply TheGMan October 1, 2013 “What does that say to the young guys?” Who gives an eff what it says to anyone. Yushin Okami is not exciting and nobody wants to see him fight for the title again. Even if he fights for the title and wins nobody wants to see him last for one fight as the champ. The UFC makes no qualms about wanting exciting fighters who make exciting fights. If you want to watch Okami fight watch him when Bellator or WSOF picks him up. Log in to Reply MowHammer October 1, 2013 Releasing Mike Ricci was a stupid idea. Log in to Reply Joez October 1, 2013 Speak for yourself Gman. What they’re trying to say is that there are too many “JUST BLEED” mofos like yourself who can’t appreciate the skill it requires to shut down another high level fighter. That combined with the fact that he shuts down hype trains you cheer for, like Lombard, means he gets cut despite that fact he’s still good. Log in to Reply CaptainObvious October 2, 2013 @WowHammer- Making that comment was a stupid idea. Ricci was an overly cocky “fighter” who had shit to show and was outclassed by B level UFC fighters. He’ll be ok though. I hear Bellator is hiring hahahah Log in to Reply TheGMan October 2, 2013 @Joez Certainly not a “just bleed mofo” (and I couldn’t give two sh*ts about Lombard) but Dana White, the president of the UFC, is the biggest “just bleed mofo” as you like to say. He says he wants EXCITING fights, so I’m not sure why this is a surprise, even though I think there are less exciting fighters. The fact of the matter is the UFC is a business and when a fighter doesn’t draw fans that fighter won’t last very long in the UFC. It’s simple. Okami all of a sudden has a million fans he didn’t have the day before he was cut and I’m sure you were one of them. Nobody (relatively) was banging down doors to watch him fight. @CaptainObvious Amen. Ricci was a self important a-hole with a poor attitude and seems completely full of himself. Log in to Reply Facefrack October 2, 2013 Found myself wondering about how much money the UFC has to spend on all of its fighters put together. Presumably they can budget a certain number n its not necessarily going to be a question of who is the best, or even how good they are now. When we watch a fighter a few times n they win us over (i.e. have exciting fights that make us want to pump money into the UFC), we watch them develop n mature. Someone who wins an early career fight (or even loses it), but made some mistakes n subsequently improves, we begin to get a feel for their potential as a rising star. I’m far from disliking Okami, but his release was probably a good decision. He isn’t rising higher n the money that would go to him will likely now be spent in the promotion of someone who will soon gain our interest n respect… Well, hopefully. Nothing at all against Yushin, but there is an unknown Conner MacGregor out there who nobody has ever heard of n who is going to wreck it in the UFC should he be hired. I doubt that he is Mike Ricci, however. Ricci struck me as a descent fighter with some potential to grow, but his attitude definitely rubbed me the wrong way. I don’t think I’ll miss him at all. Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.