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MangyMongoose Says, in 2-20-2013 at 20:35:05 from 68.103.145.187    

Surprising, but it could be a negotiation tactic with Fitch. Terry Etim was surprising as well. I’m glad I’m not a fighter. Make s*** money for most of their career unless they make it big and no job security.

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fernet416 Says, in 2-20-2013 at 20:43:03 from 75.110.9.48    

GAHHHHH!!!!! I really liked Tezuka!!!! He needs to shape up and focus on striking because he is a beast on the ground.

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Go Bruno! Its Your Birthday!! :-) Says, in 2-20-2013 at 20:47:43 from 98.195.61.184    

Jon Fitch sucks in my opinion. He is very boring and not entertaining at all. This is just my opinion, dont get butt hurt about it lol.

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Powertele Says, in 2-20-2013 at 20:51:13 from 76.174.172.237    

Agree with MangyMongoose. It is totally uncool how our top entertainment gets treated.

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drewblood Says, in 2-20-2013 at 20:51:24 from 24.186.13.86    

what mangy said. you really are only as good as your last fight (or 2). i’m not sad to see any of these guys go though. 7 years since Fitch has finished anyone…

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Gt03champp Says, in 2-20-2013 at 20:51:25 from 108.217.154.226    

I believe that Fitch is a top 5 WW in the ufc but he was NEVER been a fan favorite.

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ThatDude Says, in 2-20-2013 at 20:58:43 from 72.198.75.39    

Hump and dump is gone ?

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paBEAR Says, in 2-20-2013 at 21:05:02 from 75.74.182.24    

Thank you UFC!!! Best part about it is he got kicked off right after he got Fitched!! LMAO

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dub Says, in 2-20-2013 at 21:11:24 from 72.209.23.102    

wow. that’s horrible. Fitch can still make great fights stylistically. Fitch vs. Diaz, Fitch vs. Condit, Fitch vs. anyone is an interesting bout. Yes, he’s not the most exciting, but his match ups are very interesting.

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wcoastassassin Says, in 2-20-2013 at 21:14:34 from 98.247.202.56    

Can’t say I am a fan of Fitches style, but fighters may need a union and a contract like in NBA, NFL, MLB. Right now you have fighters making the UFC millions upon millions of dollars and being treated like labor ready employees. “We will give you work today, there is no guarantee tomorrow.”

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robert malcolm sapp Says, in 2-20-2013 at 21:22:40 from 68.225.213.195    

fitch’s second to last fight was a win in brazil against erick silva, which won fight of the night and was a candidate for fight of the year!

no big deal though. whoever the ufc cuts will be fighting somewhere, so we can still watch them if we want.

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TJ Says, in 2-20-2013 at 21:27:03 from 99.30.190.137    

Not the JANITOR!! No!!!

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Boner89 Says, in 2-20-2013 at 21:33:01 from 173.73.139.12    

Why do people say athletes in the NFL have it better? They can be cut at anytime as well and don’t make very much guranteed money neither. The NBA and MLB are better but MLB players don’t make much in endorsements.

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mu0mu0mu Says, in 2-20-2013 at 21:34:41 from 74.90.237.101    

Agreed, dub and WCA

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cheesetoochalk Says, in 2-20-2013 at 21:39:14 from 173.225.248.140    

Terry Etim and Paul Sass were the worst decisions

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p*********** Says, in 2-20-2013 at 21:46:30 from 24.114.22.83    

good riddance

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p*********** Says, in 2-20-2013 at 21:47:32 from 24.114.22.83    

@wcoastassassin

none of those 16 fighters have made the ufc millions

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sooooopernate Says, in 2-20-2013 at 22:00:27 from 71.237.254.30    

How does Fitch suck? He was ranked 9 on the UFC’s own damn ranking system. Boring? That’s a different story. Although he earned FOTN dominating Erick Silva right before losing to Maia, so it’s kind of odd timing on Zuffa’s part. And wtf?! How does Dan Hardy still have a spot? Better brush up on your politics and forget being a well rounded fighter if you wanna stay in the UFC.

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Wow Says, in 2-20-2013 at 22:10:40 from 174.53.234.109    

Wow… just wow…

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OscarMayhem Says, in 2-20-2013 at 22:15:26 from 108.73.3.37    

Let’s remember these are human beings with families and obligations. It’s always sad to hear of folks losing their job. I hope they do find something.

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Yoplait Says, in 2-20-2013 at 22:23:51 from 70.197.163.88    

Professional organizations are good at weeding out the ppl who can no longer hang. You want them to be guaranteed ten more fights in which to get beat up by the next generation? You lose your shine in this business and it’s noticed and you go away… I know it sucks for a lot of guys so maybe some sort of 5 year compensation after say ten Ufc fights? That is more than enough time to establish a gym or educate yourself. If you’re too damned stupid after that point then take the Tank Abbott approach and get paid to get beaten up. Hell Idk.

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Iron_Cobra Says, in 2-20-2013 at 22:30:13 from 108.224.45.198    

I see hector Lombard being cut very soon.

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tehnewnew Says, in 2-20-2013 at 23:04:44 from 70.89.91.77    

a quick look at fitch’s wikipedia probably explains why he was dropped:

DECISION
DECISION
DECISION
DECISION
DECISION
DECISION
DECISION
DECISION

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MuffDiggler Says, in 2-20-2013 at 23:06:06 from 99.235.247.18    

In other news, Bellator just got even better.
MFC will probably grab some of these guys too.

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DrDoom Says, in 2-20-2013 at 23:36:07 from 173.181.34.185    

After bad losses to both a good striker and good grappler, it just made Fitch look like he’s not championship material. Really, apart from making matches just for the sake of matches, what motivation does the UFC have to keep Fitch on the roster. That being said, I feel bad for him. It may be better for Fitch in the long run to push him to look for another line of work.

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MMAgiantsilva Says, in 2-21-2013 at 00:26:40 from 24.163.17.22    

I get the business aspect but anybody that says he deserved to be cut skillwise is just a dumb ass noob.

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Dnomyar Says, in 2-21-2013 at 00:50:19 from 108.176.154.93    

I was a big Terry Etim fan, but I expected this after his last two fights. He could get back, but he’ll have to prove he can win.

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Uhhh, what? Says, in 2-21-2013 at 00:50:59 from 99.64.59.240    

Eight fighters on the list are never on the ground fighters, nor boring, don’t know why Silva cut them, but I guess fans aren’t privy to actual statements that should be given by the company for such events. Heck maybe they all got AIDS, dunno.

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RiverCityLocos Says, in 2-21-2013 at 01:36:04 from 189.176.0.114    

Bellator will be more interesting now!

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baller Says, in 2-21-2013 at 01:49:54 from 75.150.236.174    

Yea u rite up there, these fighters today hv no job security n make.shitty money to get their body man handled. This right here is a eye opener, fighters getting axed after a loss. Only few r safe

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Corey Says, in 2-21-2013 at 01:51:06 from 12.132.221.122    

Honestly I’m not butt hurt about any of these guys getting cut. It doesn’t seem very fair to fitch, I mean, they cut fitch but kept clay guida? I wonder what method they used? Did they just put a bunch of names in a hat and draw from the hat until they got a nice round number? I could come up with a few fighters much more deserving to go then those listed…

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sbmystiso Says, in 2-21-2013 at 02:06:15 from 24.18.134.31    

thank god

everyone needs to realize, in the real world, no one “deserves” a job

if you think this is such a tragedy, start an MMA promotion company and hire him yourself

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Not anonymous Says, in 2-21-2013 at 03:34:35 from 50.129.84.86    

Well…. If Fitch has the most strikes landed in UFC history and only one ko/tko…which was a lucky upkick flurry, then are we really missing anything? I wonder who has the most foul balls in MLB history, Probably just as exciting to watch,and just as pointless.

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ovations Says, in 2-21-2013 at 03:35:04 from 223.62.173.235    

Terry lost 3 of his last 4. He got destroyed with that lick from barbosa. He deserves to be cut. Fitch being cut is plain cold. He’s been with the ufc for a long time, had a great fight against erik silva, won fight of the the night, didn’t let maia sub him, had a great record in the ufc. That’s just wrong. Fitch is boring but id rather watch him than 90% of the other ufc fighters. Dana is a scum bag. Always lies, promise title shots, lies to the media, pays fights like s***, cuts fighters for social media tweets, but he’s the biggest dick of them all. Lorenzo grow some balls.

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wow Says, in 2-21-2013 at 03:41:42 from 81.145.182.82    

Terry Etim is a bad one, Fitch will be signed straight away but i dont enjoy watching him fight…

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ash Says, in 2-21-2013 at 05:26:19 from 174.27.226.147    

here’s the thing.. Fitch is a good fighter, definitely top 5. but no one wants to see him fight. i mean when’s the last time you got excited about a jon fitch match. you know what he’s gonna do 99.99% of the time. lay on top of them and win a decision, he’s been doing this for like 7 years. Fitch vs Diaz? Why? what for? fitch just gonna lay on him, you see it now. even though he’s top 5 fighter, this is still entertainment business

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Joe Dog Says, in 2-21-2013 at 05:31:02 from 66.228.23.188    

What is the point of the UFC’s top ten fighter lists. It obviously means nothing. They should publish a list of the top draws who bring in the fans / $$$. You can bet that none of these canned fighters would be on that list. Not that I have ever been a Fitch fan, but for me, the UFC really looses credibility here. The UFC is just another cruel corporate monster steamrolling towards a monopoly.

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Glasgowkiss Says, in 2-21-2013 at 06:34:10 from 86.153.71.173    

Good decision I say, Fitch is good but boring, etim just annoyed me, che mills looks like a mannequin, overall a good cull, makes way for better talent.

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Eichorn Says, in 2-21-2013 at 08:58:23 from 68.177.147.116    

A few days ago the underground had posted a quote saying, “when joe silva offers you a fight, you should never turn it down cause hes a mean SOB.” Could Fitch have been the fighter he was referring to?

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Crocography Says, in 2-21-2013 at 09:05:17 from 99.232.32.61    

Dana and company is an ass. He holds the grudge against Fitch forever, and then dumps him. Pathetic. The fighters really have to start speaking out against these tactics… they desperately need a union.

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JJ Says, in 2-21-2013 at 09:53:57 from 81.233.253.183    

No more Fitch, thats good news for the entertainment for the sport. But Terry Etim and Sass is just sad…

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JJ Says, in 2-21-2013 at 09:56:36 from 81.233.253.183    

By the way; for those who think that his performance over Silva was a FOTN, se the bout again. Fitch tryed to make a blanket bout, but it was because he was unable to hold Silva down that it became exiting.

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ZW Says, in 2-21-2013 at 10:06:29 from 71.173.213.129    

So glad to see Herr Volkmann go! That smug douche got beat up and now booted out! He can go back to his day job playing Gollum in The Lord Of The Rings.

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Choppa Says, in 2-21-2013 at 10:28:39 from 198.228.200.17    

Can someone tell me why the Hell Melvin galliard still has a job .

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gene labelle Says, in 2-21-2013 at 10:55:25 from 96.22.106.135    

i dont agree with che mills and paul sass ! they both lost but they both showed good potential and i think they should have gotten another chance!! paul sass almost pulled off a flying triangle!

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Genki Says, in 2-21-2013 at 11:00:58 from 50.27.201.63    

I am so pumped to watch Askren and Fitch battle for ultimate blanket fighter.

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NotVinnieJones Says, in 2-21-2013 at 11:20:08 from 63.85.214.4    

boo hoo cry me a river…as far as I know no one has a gun to any of these fighter’s heads forcing them bypass other opportunities to choose this line of work. If they decide to take their lives down this path in an effort to make a living out of it that is their voluntary decision. Its common knowledge that the UFC is cut-throat so they know what they are getting into when they sign with the UFC. And if they get cut its all about their performance in the octagon AND their entertainment value. Fitch has potential as far as being able to fight but simply put, he had no entertainment value. That’s why he got cut.

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London jones Says, in 2-21-2013 at 11:57:49 from 94.8.90.138    

rampage was right! UFC does not care about there fighters if they are not going to do what they are told. they want SHEEP not free thinkers with minds of there own!

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boonching Says, in 2-21-2013 at 12:48:01 from 108.220.60.106    

this is BS. mike russow is the baddest man to ever wear ufc gloves. he so bad he doesnt even train. he just finishes his burger takes his shirt off and steps in the cage. then people just start going to sleep. if thats not the definition of Ultimate Fighter i dont khow what it is. war russow

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Go Bruno! Its Your Birthday!! :-) Says, in 2-21-2013 at 13:13:53 from 98.195.61.184    

@powertele LMMFAO!
@dub his style matches up for a boring fight! His style SUCKS!

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a moderate threat Says, in 2-21-2013 at 14:59:36 from 70.189.33.72    

We are on the ass end of the golden age of mma. I think that the UFC knows that and is just trying to send a message to its athletes that they want them to fight, more than they want them to win.

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hond2dciv Says, in 2-21-2013 at 16:50:50 from 67.189.34.234    

14-3 in the UFC and gets cut. Wow. That is some BS. The only silver lining is that Bellator is getting some great fighters and is getting better and better all the time.

The fighters in Bellator are hungry! It’s been a fun promotion to watch recently.

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dd Says, in 2-21-2013 at 18:09:34 from 160.227.21.1    

dana white sucks he should throw frankie edgar first.

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