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It would appear UFC veteran Cheick Kongo has been cut from the organization as the company deleted his profile from their website. Kongo has lost two of his last three fights and had a very boring decision victory over Shawn Jordan in between those two losses. The UFC has said many times that they have to make more space on their roster and are cutting fighters who they feel are not worth keeping around. At 37 years old it is unclear what the next move for Kongo is but we wish him the best of luck in whatever he decides to do. Shout out to Bloody Elbow for the scope.
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Cheick Kongo was not cut by the UFC but instead he was not offered a new contract once his ran out after UFC 159. According to Kongo’s manager he was offered a four fight deal prior to the Roy Nelson fight but turned it down when the two sides could not agree to terms. Once the fight was over no new contract was offered. Kongo also stated that he will continue fighting outside...
Cheick Kongo has finished off his UFC contract and will not be re-signed. Kongo is coming off a devastating knockout loss at the hands of Roy “Big Country” Nelson last Saturday night at UFC 159. Kongo made his debut at UFC 61 back in 2006 and was one of the UFC’s most experienced fighters and [...]
Roy Nelson not only knocked Cheick Kongo (pictured) unconscious last Saturday at UFC 159, but he has also knocked Kongo out of the UFC.
Rumors started circulating Kongo was issued his walking papers when his profile was deleted from UFC.com, typically a telltale sign that a fighter has been sent to the unemployment line. On Wednesday afternoon, Kongo’s sponsor confirmed his firing...
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