Where have you gone, Travis Lutter? - MMA Forum - UFC Forums - UFC Results - MMA Videos
General MMA Discussion Discuss King Of The Cage, Ultimate Challenge UK, and HDNet Fights as well as general mixed martial arts discussion.

Reply

Old 09-11-2008, 01:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
Punishment
 
The Legend's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Oregon Coast
Posts: 5,360
The Legend is on another level nowThe Legend is on another level nowThe Legend is on another level nowThe Legend is on another level nowThe Legend is on another level nowThe Legend is on another level nowThe Legend is on another level nowThe Legend is on another level nowThe Legend is on another level nowThe Legend is on another level nowThe Legend is on another level now
Where have you gone, Travis Lutter?

Quote:
Originally Posted by MMARATED
You remember Travis Lutter, right? You know, the middleweight winner on the fourth season of "The Ultimate Fighter"? The last man to defeat current middleweight contender Patrick Cote? Ring bell?

Of course it does. You also may remember that Lutter hasn't competed in an MMA match since the UFC released him following a UFC 83 loss to Rich Franklin this past April. Truth be told, we expected to see Lutter fall back on his feet by now but, thus far, that hasn't been the case.

"I would like to be fighting," Lutter told MMARated.com today. "To be honest, I'm a little frustrated that I haven't found a home."

When we spoke to Lutter immediately following his release close to five months ago, he mentioned that he had preliminary talks with the now-defunct IFL and Affliction. Apparently, nothing came of those talks.

"I might have to take a fight on a smaller show just to get my name out there and build up my career again because it's a little frustrating that my career has stalled," Lutter said.

One theory that came to mind was that Lutter has been blackballed as the guy who failed to make weight for his UFC 67 middleweight title fight against Anderson Silva and ran out of gas early against Franklin, however, Lutter disagrees.

"I don't think I have been blackballed," Lutter said. "I'm a dangerous opponent and I don't think there is a long list of guys who want to fight me. Let's say you bring me into EliteXC and I beat (EliteXC middleweight champion) Robbie Lawler, well, then you don't want your new champ being the guy who got fired from the UFC."

Regardless, Lutter expects his time away from active competition to end sooner rather than later.

"I hope to fight before the end of the year," Lutter said. "I still have a lot of fight left in me."
Source:http://mmarated.com/blogs/blog/20080...9763ACCF21073E

Does anybody even really miss Lutter? I don't know that I do, but I will say that the UFC should of gave him one more shot before they cut him.
__________________
[
The Legend is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 

Old 09-11-2008, 01:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
Banned
 
Fedor>all's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cambridge, ON
Posts: 8,796
Fedor>all Is World RenownFedor>all Is World RenownFedor>all Is World RenownFedor>all Is World RenownFedor>all Is World RenownFedor>all Is World RenownFedor>all Is World RenownFedor>all Is World RenownFedor>all Is World RenownFedor>all Is World RenownFedor>all Is World Renown
Travis still did the best job against Anderson Silva, but he really needs to show that he's taking the sport seriously.
Fedor>all is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2008, 01:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
ASS MAN
 
Walker's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Posts: 6,062
Walker Is Future HOF MaterialWalker Is Future HOF MaterialWalker Is Future HOF MaterialWalker Is Future HOF MaterialWalker Is Future HOF MaterialWalker Is Future HOF MaterialWalker Is Future HOF MaterialWalker Is Future HOF MaterialWalker Is Future HOF MaterialWalker Is Future HOF MaterialWalker Is Future HOF Material
I heard that Travis has joined a new gym and is serious about getting into shape and back in the UFC.

Here's a training pic:










He's the one in pink.
__________________
Walker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2008, 01:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
Champ
Image Hosting by Picoodle.com
 
yorT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NC
Posts: 3,541
yorT Is True Champion Of KnowledgeyorT Is True Champion Of KnowledgeyorT Is True Champion Of KnowledgeyorT Is True Champion Of KnowledgeyorT Is True Champion Of KnowledgeyorT Is True Champion Of KnowledgeyorT Is True Champion Of KnowledgeyorT Is True Champion Of KnowledgeyorT Is True Champion Of KnowledgeyorT Is True Champion Of KnowledgeyorT Is True Champion Of Knowledge
LOL, until he gets off his high horse and realizes he needs people to help him then i could give a sh!t what he does.
__________________



FFL 3rd +90
Mauricio "Shogun" Rua
Demian Maia
Martin Kampmann
Nate Diaz
yorT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2008, 09:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
Heavyweight
 
e-thug's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Calgary
Posts: 3,859
e-thug Is Respected By All He Crossese-thug Is Respected By All He Crossese-thug Is Respected By All He Crossese-thug Is Respected By All He Crossese-thug Is Respected By All He Crossese-thug Is Respected By All He Crossese-thug Is Respected By All He Crossese-thug Is Respected By All He Crossese-thug Is Respected By All He Crossese-thug Is Respected By All He Crossese-thug Is Respected By All He Crosses
When I read the title my first thought was "why do you care?".

Honestly, I think he will be hard pressed to find anyone that are serious about picking him up. He doesnt have any sort of fan base, his fights are 'meh' and Lutter doesnt really have any charisma, interesting character etc...
e-thug is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

VerticalSports
Baseball Forum Golf Forum Boxing Forum Snowmobile Forum
Basketball Forum Soccer Forum MMA Forum PWC Forum
Football Forum Cricket Forum Wrestling Forum ATV Forum
Hockey Forum Volleyball Forum Paintball Forum Snowboarding Forum
Tennis Forum Rugby Forums Lacrosse Forum Skiing Forums
Copyright (C) Verticalscope Inc SEO by vBSEO 3.3.2
Powered by vBulletin Copyright © 2000-2009 Jelsoft Enterprises Limited.
vBCredits v1.4 Copyright ©2007, PixelFX Studios