Found September 27, 2013 on Fox Sports:
Once heralded by UFC President Dana White as "the best fighter to ever come out of Japan," former middleweight title challenger Yushin Okami (29-8) has been released by the UFC. A fixture in the division since making his organizational debut with a win over Alan Belcher at UFC 62, the Japanese veteran compiled a 13-5 record inside the Octagon, including wins over Mike Swick, Mark Munoz, Nate Marquardt, and, most recently, Hector Lombard. In August 2011, Okami squared off with then middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the main event of UFC 134, the company's first show in Brazil in over a decade, losing in his bid to claim championship gold. An upset loss to Tim Boetsch at UFC 144 followed, but Okami was able to rebound, stringing together three consecutive victories, re-affirming his standing as one of the top competitors in the weight class. Earlier this month, Okami suffered the eighth loss of his career, falling to former Strikeforce champion Ronaldo "Jac...

Report: UFC Cuts Former Top Contender Yushin Okami

In a somewhat surprising move, the UFC has cut former middleweight top contender Yushin Okami (pictured). The 32-year-old has been with the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion since August 2006, compiling a respectable 13-5 record against the who’s who in the division during that span. confirmed Okami’s unemployment status with UFC officials Friday....

Yushin Okami Releases By The UFC

  Former middleweight title contender Yushin Okami (29-8, pictured) has been released by the UFC, with the news being confirmed yesterday by MMAJunkie. Okami has long since been considered one of the best middleweight’s in the world and still stands at #6 in the UFC’s official rankings. It therefore comes as a surprise that Okami […]

Dana White Says Yushin Okami’s Firing Was Numbers Game

UFC president Dana White not only sent mild shock waves throughout the MMA world with Friday’s unexpected release of former middleweight top contender Yushin Okami (pictured), but he also sent a stern message to nearly ever fighter on his roster – the UFC is looking to trim the fat, so their athletes better perform.  Oh, and doing so in exciting fashion certainly will help your...

Dana White on Okami Release: He Never Got Over the Hump

Earlier today, news broke out that former middleweight title challenger Yushin Okami had been released by the UFC. The Japanese fighter compiled a 13-5 record inside the octagon and was 3-1 in his last four fights yet was coming off a devastating loss to Ronaldo Souza at UFC Fight Night 28 three weeks ago.  White explained his decision to release the No. 6 middleweight to Kevin...

Uriah Hall: Dana White ‘Lit a Fire Under Me’ With Criticism

Choker, bust, too nice, no killer instinct, not a fighter. Those are all terms UFC president Dana White has used – directly or indirectly – to describe the disappointment Uriah Hall (pictured) has been since filming wrapped on “The Ultimate Fighter 17.” Hall was a human highlight reel while taping TUF, but has been unimpressive in his two losses since the show concluded. Nobody...

White and Shamrock tweets get ugly

Things got ugly Friday when former UFC Fighter Ken Shamrock took to Twitter to express his feelings on Dana White's recent comments about himself, Tito Ortiz, and his brother Frank Shamrock. This is the second time this month words have been exchanged between White and his former UFC stars, but these latest tweets leave few details of this bad blood to the imagination. @UFCTalk247...

VIDEO: Dana White Rips Ex-WWE & UFC Talent

Former WWE Superstar Ken Shamrock has made an enemy out of UFC president Dana White. White mentioned Shamrock in a recent media scrum, where he claims Shamrock owes him $175,000 in legal fees, and he is coming after Shamrock for the money. Check out the clip below:

Dana White Thinks UFC 168 Will be Biggest in History

  When it comes to PPV events, UFC 100, held back in 2009, is universally acclaimed as the best top to bottom event in UFC history.  It still holds a company record of 1.5 million PPV buys, brought on by a card that was main event that featured Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir in the Heavyweight title unification bout.  Also, on that card was young light heavyweight, Jon Jones, who...

Dana White & Ken Shamrock Involved In Twitter ‘War’

UFC president Dana White and former WWE Superstar and UFC Hall Of Famer Ken Shamrock got into a “Twitter war” on Friday night. Basically, Shamrock talked about how much White has changed since becoming successful, while White talked about how much money Shamrock owes him. Shamrock also asked why White seems to hate he and his brother (Frank Shamrock, another former UFC champion...

Dana White Blasts Former WWE Star, Evan Bournes Brother,

UFC president Dana White put MMA veteran, and former WWE star, Ken Shamrock on blast recently in an argument related to Tito Ortiz’s rally for several other UFC veterans to crash the promotion’s 20th anniversary show. Through Twitter, Ortiz put out the call for Randy Couture, Ken and his brother Frank Shamrock, as well as Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (all currently on the outs...

Michael Bisping Out With Eye Injury, Lyoto Machida Faces Mark Munoz At UFC Fight Night 30

The UFC announced that Michael Bisping is out with an eye injury and Lyoto Machida will replace Bisping and face Mark Munoz in the main event of UFC Fight Night 30. Bisping had suffered a detached earlier this year and had complications with the eye in training and therefore had to bow out of the fight. is reporting that Bisping will not need corrective surgery, but...

Jon Jones No Longer Interested in Granting Alexander Gustafsson Immediate Rematch

Glover Teixeira, you may have retained your top contender moniker after all. One day after UFC president Dana White revealed he thought reigning light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) was rightfully granted a unanimous decision win over Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165, Jones also believes he did enough to hold off “The Mauler” on Saturday and is no longer interested in granting...
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