HomeFighter Talk UFC Cuts Past Top 5 Middleweight Yushin Okami After Loss To Jacare Souza Bruno September 27, 2013 Fighter Talk 14 Comments The UFC has cut former middleweight title contender Yushin Okami in a surprise move. MMAjunkie confirmed the news with UFC officials earlier today. Okami has gone 3-2 after losing his title shot against Anderson Silva at UFC 134. More on the s story about the release here at MMAjunkie.com Tweet Pin It Tags:Yushin Okami Erick Silva And Paula Sack Get Some Track Time In A Ferrari And Lamborghini Tommy Toe Hold Show – Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson 14 Comments wcoastassin September 27, 2013 Very surprising being he has a big following in Japan. Not sure what Dana is thinking here Log in to Reply NicksBrother September 27, 2013 Wow!… I’m surprised. I’ve always tuned in for Okami’s fights. He hasn’t been taking shots as well as he used to, but he’s also been eating shots from destroyers. Maybe he can beat David Branch for that WSOF title… Log in to Reply dub September 27, 2013 always rooted for him.. but he just wasn’t a top tier fighter.. He just couldn’t execute any kind of game plan.. I hate to say it, but i’m not that surprised. Log in to Reply Chicago September 27, 2013 man he got Fitch’ed! Log in to Reply someone001 September 27, 2013 Yea, big surprise… Only surprise is that it took this long. I’m sure he’s a good guy and could kick 89% of the worlds populations ass (myself included), but he’s only hung on this long because he’s Japanese. ****ing fighter affirmative action. Log in to Reply stepTOF September 28, 2013 He just beat Alan Belcher AND Hector Lombard and he couldn’t execute any kind of game plan…? I’m very disappointed in this. He was my favorite Japanese fighter and tuned into all of his fights. Log in to Reply Karson September 28, 2013 I bet he didn’t bring Dana Flowers. His nose probably wasn’t brown enough Log in to Reply DrDoom September 28, 2013 Yeah, sadly he’s gone the way of Fitch. The UFC is really sending a message to the fighters that if you don’t put on really exciting fights, you’re time is limited… Log in to Reply joez September 28, 2013 Not sure how he couldn’t execute a game plan when he goes 13-5 in the ufc and is still ranked. Rooted for the guy and am disappointed at the news. probably making too much money Log in to Reply baller September 28, 2013 Reality of the Ufc world. Log in to Reply bullyboboetsch September 28, 2013 I thought when he lost to Tim Boetsch that his career was in jeopardy. It’s one thing to be ranked top 10, but when you’re given a title shot and contender shots and you fall short everytime, then you better have an exciting style in the ring or exciting personality outside of the ring, and Okami has neither. As David Spade from SNL used to say BUH-BYE… Log in to Reply someone001 September 28, 2013 Great point about beating Belcher & Lombard. I totally forgot about those. The Lombard fight was a split decision, and Belcher was a unanimous one, but neither were fights that had anything to remember. Except maybe Lombard sucking (because we all expected a little more out of him at the time). The loss to Boetsch was where I lost any ideas of him becoming great. Getting blasted by the same ugly awkward uppercut 3 or 4 times is just not becoming of a professional fighter. Log in to Reply shocktime September 28, 2013 I agree he’s not marketable, or very exciting to watch as everyone has said. Guys like Wanderlei and Leben can keep their job because they are extremely exciting to watch. Log in to Reply ericsson September 28, 2013 not good enough but he was better then the rest of the Japanese fighters Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.