Originally written on The Flying Knee MMA  |  Last updated 10/14/14
The Ultimate Fighting Championships made an emphatic statement this afternoon when they announced the release of 16 fighters from their roster. Former welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch was amongst the sixteen fighters cut by the organization. MMAfighting.com’s Ariel Helwani broke the news earlier today, confirming the news with UFC President Dana White. Jon Fitch is 2-2-1 in his last five fights with losses to Demian Maia and Johny Hendricks, which hardly  justifies a release from his contract. The list of released fighters include: Jon Fitch Wagner Prado Mike Russow Jacob Volkmann Vladimir Matyushenko Che Mills Jay Hieron Terry Etim Paul Sass Jorge Santiago Mike Stumpf Simeon Thoresen C.J. Keith Motonobu Tezuka Josh Grispi Ulysses Gomez With several unexpected names in the list, it appears that the UFC is serious about cleaning out their roster to make room for the incoming Strikeforce fighters.
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