Found May 08, 2013 on
To the surprise of nobody, featherweight Leonard Garcia (pictured) has been released from the UFC. In a somewhat surprising move, Bart Palaszewski has also been issued his walking papers.
Both 145-pounders confirmed their unemployment status via Twitter.
The UFC does not report fighter firings. However, Garcia and Palaszewski’s profiles have been deleted from UFC.com.
UFC president Dana White more than insinuated Garcia would be cut after dropping his fifth consecutive scrap in a lopsided unanimous decision defeat to Cody McKenzie at UFC 159.
Since taking a highly controversial split decision win over Nam Phan in his UFC debut, “Bad Boy” has been downright bad.
The UFC typically severs ties with fighters after embarking on three-fight skids, though given Garcia’s gunslinger style, he was granted a reprieve. And then shockingly another one.
Garcia owns a 15-11-1 professional record.
Palaszewski stakes claim to an extensive 36-17 pro mark. He has lost four of his past five bouts under Zuffa’s watch, including his current three-fight skid.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
Leonard Garcia was cut this week by the UFC following a five fight loosing streak, but he is wasting no time making decisions on how to get himself back to the big show. Here is what Bad Boy had to say via MMAFighting.com
“I’m going to go out to Team Alpha Male for a little while. My cousin Duane Ludwig is out there, and I talked it over with Greg (Jackson). Greg said, ‘Yeah...
Fan Favorite Leonard Garcia is the latest fighter to suffer from roster cut by the UFC. Bad Boy made this announcement today via his Twitter page.
Leonard is loved by all, including Dana White, for his exciting fighting style where he threw all caution to the wind. He was granted more chances than most because of this but has lost his last five fights. An unheard of streak...
After the recent release of featherweight fighter Pablo Garza, it has been revealed that the Ultimate Fighting Championships has released eight more fighters from the swelling roster including Leonard Garcia, Justin Lawrence and Kurt Holobaugh. The news was first announced by MMAjunkie.com.
The latest list of UFC releases are as follows:
Hard not to love Cowboy Cerrone. He is seen here taking the time to snap a pic with a fan. We will see Cerrone inside the Octagon next at UFC 160 when he takes on KJ Noons.
Leonard Garcia released by UFC
Jon Jones has a stare down with the naked cowboy