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View Poll Results: Who's getting cut after UFC 125

Marcus Davis 15 22.06%
Phil Baroni 46 67.65%
Antonio McKee 5 7.35%
Brandon Vera 33 48.53%
Brian Stann 14 20.59%
Jeremy Stephens 2 2.94%
Thiago Silva 1 1.47%
Brad Tavares 8 11.76%
Jacob Volkmann 8 11.76%
other (Mike Brown, Gomi, Leben, etc.) 2 2.94%
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Old 12-18-2010, 06:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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UFC 125: Who's getting cut?

I'm excluding the featherweights because I don't think the UFC has enough of them to cut. Roberts and Soto both have pretty impressive records(two loses between them) so I don't think they'll be cut.


Main card

* Middleweight bout: Chris Leben vs. Brian Stann
* Light Heavyweight bout: Brandon Vera vs. Thiago Silva

Preliminary card

* Lightweight bout: Marcus Davis vs. Jeremy Stephens
* Middleweight bout: Phil Baroni vs. Brad Tavares
* Lightweight bout: Jacob Volkmann vs. Antonio McKee


Brian Stann 3-3 in his last six, with loses to Davis, Cantwell, and Soszynski.

Brandon Vera 3-5 in his last eight, on a two fight losing streak, hasn't had a big win since Mir.

Thiago Silva - 1-2 in his last three, his biggest win against Jardine has lost it's luster, an upset to Vera would drop him to 1-3.

Marcus Davis - 1-3 making his LW debut, 37 years old.

Jeremy Stephens - 6-5 overall and 2-4 in his last six.

Phil Baroni - 13-12 record on a two fight losing streak another loss and he'd be the only .500 fighter in the UFC.

Brad Tavares - 6-0 semi finalist loser from TUF, a loss to Baroni could be a sign that he's not ready for the majors.

Jacob Volkmann - 2-2 in his last four fighting in a stacked LW division, hasn't won a televised fight.

Antonio McKee - 40 years old, was brought in after calling out Dana and the UFC for being racist, the guy is a top notch wrestler in 25 fight's he's only finished 7 guys.
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Old 12-18-2010, 07:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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+1 And Brandon Vera for sho'!!

Also I think theres no reason at all for Leben to be cut.

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+1 And Brandon Vera for sho'!!

Also I think theres no reason at all for Leben to be cut.
Which is why he's under "other"
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Which is why he's under "other"
If thats your rationale then why not mention Anderson Silva or Brock Lesnar as other? Why specify Leben if you're just using him as a generalisation for 'other' fighters in the UFC? Unless you believe theres an argument to be made for him being cut? See where I'm coming from? I mean no disrespect.
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If thats your rationale then why not mention Anderson Silva or Brock Lesnar as other? Why specify Leben if you're just using him as a generalisation for 'other' fighters in the UFC? Unless you believe theres an argument to be made for him being cut? See where I'm coming from? I mean no disrespect.
I actually would put Anderson Silva on a poll like this. Dana has threatened to cut Anderson before.

I can four causes to cut him,

1.) He does something stupid, pulls a Daley on Stann after the bell, gets into a fight in the back with one of the Diaz brothers.

2.) He has a bad fight and is upset, both Harris and Duffee were cut for this reason, I didn't like it or agree with it but it happens.

3.) (and this is the most likely) He once again tests positive for drugs, I don't think the UFC will keep a guy with two steroid suspensions.

4.) He wins but he goes to prison for his multiple DUI's.

I don't think any of those are likely, or even realistic but I could see if someone else does.
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I see Baroni losing to Tavares embarassingly and getting cut.
I see Davis losing to Stephens pretty convincingly and also getting cut, along with Silva finishing Vera leading to Vera being cut.
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Antonio McKee - 40 years old, was brought in after calling out Dana and the UFC for being racist, the guy is a top notch wrestler in 25 fight's he's only finished 7 guys.
I hope this guy gets cut, he sounds like an ass, in what way would the UFC be racist? And hes a boring wrestler by the looks of it. yawn.

I would think Baroni is gone, I dont think they will get rid of Vera, he does alot of 'marketing' for the UFC.

Although Leben is one of my favorite fighters i wouldnt mind seeing him in SF, imagine the fights for him there, Smith, Lawler, Manhoef, Diaz etc
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I hope this guy gets cut, he sounds like an ass, in what way would the UFC be racist? And hes a boring wrestler by the looks of it. yawn.
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In an interview with Ben Fowlkes, Antonio McKee the current MFC LW champion and undefeated in the last 7 years somewhat blames racism of him not being in the UFC despite carrying a winning record under his belt.

I知 the best at what I do. I already know that. You see all these guys doing the same thing now, and I知 better than all those guys who think they can do that. Sean Sherk, what does he do? He throws that sloppy overhand right with a blast double-leg. Matt Hughes, what does he do? Georges St. Pierre, he doesn稚 even get hit anymore. And afterwards, he says, 選知 not a brawler; I知 a mixed martial artist. And then you have people talking about how great he is.

I do exactly what you saw him do, but better! I think a lot of it is racist. And I知 not saying racist against all black people necessarily, but racist towards me. You have these white guys who do the same exact thing, why doesn稚 anyone say this stuff about them?

Why are they handpicking the minorities? Is it because you致e got all these white guys, Harley-Davidson, Jack Daniels type people out there buying all the expensive tickets? Because I can understand that, but at least come out and say it. Don稚 tell me you got the best in there, because that痴 bs.

Actually, the UFC is interested. You know what I know, it痴 not just about how good you are. There痴 a lot of other factors involved. I probably shouldn稚 say this because it might come back to bite me, but you remember when they brought back the 155 [pound] division. The guy that had stood with them the longest there was Yves Edwards. He lost one fight, got triangled, then had a stoppage due to a cut against Joe Stevenson and they cut him. What? You got white guys who have been knocked out three or four times and keep coming back. Chuck [Liddell] has been knocked out so many times they need to make a stone with his name on it. Now, if anyone should have gotten a shot at the title, it should have been Yves Edwards. But it wasn稚.

McKee On Jon Fitch:

He痴 still fighting in the UFC, still making big dollars. And, the big difference is, he痴 not undefeated for eight years. I知 saying find someone to kick my a, shut me up, and I値l retire.

When asked about the race is the reason why many fans don稚 like to watch him fight:

No, not at all. I feel that way, but I don稚 think that way. The reason I feel that way is because I don稚 do anything different than Sean Sherk, Matt Hughes, St. Pierre. I do nothing different from them, except I do it better than them. Why did they let Yves Edwards go? He was a stand-up banger. Why didn稚 he get a rematch against Joe Stevenson? He got cut, but he was ahead on the scorecards. I understand. It痴 a business. It痴 not about who痴 the best.
I don't think Dana is a racist but I do think a case could be made based on the UFC's track record. Gerard Harris get's cut after going 3-1. Then Dana has a huge problem with how Koscheck and Evans fights or Jackson's contract issues or Silva's fighting. And then you have guys like Phil Davis and Jon Jones who seem to have to climb up the UFC ladder much slower than other ethnicity counter parts.
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