The UFC continues to make roster cuts, and the latest were four fighters. Lightweight Christos Giagos, light heavyweight Matt Van Buren, and middleweight Roger Narvaez have also been released from the promotion. Giagos and Narvaez both held 1-2 UFC records while Van Buren was a TUF 19 light heavyweight finalist but was 0-2 in the UFC. The fighters confirmed that they’ve bee released from the promotion on Friday night.
As noted, Eddie Gordon revealed that he’d been released from the promotion. Most did not expect more as the UFC usually cuts their talents at the beginning of the month, but that was not the case on late Friday night.
Chris Clements tweeted out the following:
Apparently I just got released from @ufc. It was my goal to compete there and I did it!
— Chris Clements (@menaceclements) October 17, 2015
Matt Van Buren tweeted out the following:
(1/2) I was scheduled to fight in UFC in August. I had an injury that forced me to pull out. I was offered a fight Jan. 2 against my team — Matt Van Buren (@GutterMMA) October 16, 2015
(2/2) mate. Coach asked me to turn it down, so I did. Just got released from UFC after @danawhite said they wanted me back. I don’t get it
— Matt Van Buren (@GutterMMA) October 16, 2015
Roger Narva tweeted out the following:
Also, UFC Bantamweight Marcus Brimage confirmed his release.
Got my pink slip today, I was a pleasure working for @UFC, don’t worry I’ll be back!!!
— Marcus Brimage (@Brim205) October 17, 2015
Giagos mentioned on his Instagram account that the UFC told him the reason he was being cut was because “they are overbooked and had to make some cuts.”
Swedish MMA site MMAnytt.se, whose sources say that the UFC is planning a massive roster cut of 50 fighters over the weekend.
According to sources MMAnytt close to the UFC, the organization will do away with 50 fighters over the weekend. The organization currently has around 560 fighters under contract. Which fighters who lose their contracts is currently unclear, but they are expected to get their statements on Monday and Tuesday next week.
Stay tuned to Low Kick MMA for the latest UFC roster cuts.