Mixed Martial Arts Forum banner

1 - 20 of 30 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
127 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
http://www.mmamania.com/2010/4/1/1400287/paul-buentello-released-from-the
Well traveled mixed martial arts veteran Paul Buentello, who didn't fear the consequences when tapping to Cheick Kongo at last month's UFC on Versus event, is going from head hunter to job hunter after being released from his Zuffa contract according to Five Ounces of Pain.

Buentello was picked from the rubble that was Affliction MMA after "The T-Shirt Guys" imploded under the weight of their own spending (among other things). Following a respectable 3-1 UFC tenure in 2005-06, "The Headhunter" returned to the Octagon at "Penn vs. Sanchez" on Dec. 12, dropping a close majority decision to Stefan Struve.

Back-to-back losses are notorious for landing average fighters on the chopping block and the new era of heavyweights makes it one of the sport's more competitive divisions. At the not-so-tender age of 36, it's hard to make an argument for his spot on a future UFC fight card.

Still, his name carries value in regional promotions and overseas events that will probably keep Buentello busy. He may not be a threat to the title, but he still has power is his hands and a willingness to stand and bang.


very harsh by ufc!!!!!!
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
3,705 Posts
He isnt anything more then a gatekeeper, and I dont think the casual fans know him enough to keep him around sadly. Him tapping to strikes doesnt help either, especially to the thighs, which I know hurt..but cmon.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
292 Posts
Not much of a surprise. He didnt put up much resistance and wasn't in good form.

Keith Jardine must be close to the chopping block no?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
163 Posts
Ye but i think Keith and Bonnar did something to do with pleasure to Dana , cuz i dunno why they are still with a contract xD
Didn't Dana White go on the record recently and state that Bonnar (thanks to his fight with Forrest Griffin) pretty much has a permanent home with the UFC? I think it was on the new "Fighting Words" show with Mike Straka on HDNet.

So unless TMZ starts posting pics of Bonnar raping puppies I doubt he will be going away any time soon.
 

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,730 Posts
Dana said he'd never cut Bonnar. Keith always puts on a good show, win or lose. His big issue is that his one-off style is one-off for a reason. Classical striking owns him.
 

·
NO. 1 *BONER*
Joined
·
7,727 Posts
Unfortunate for Buentello, but he'll find a place in other organizations, Strikeforce maybe??
As for Bonnar and Keith...they're not going anywhere, especialy Bonnar!
 

·
Squirrel Fighting Champ
Joined
·
2,719 Posts
Umm, not to sound like a d-bag or a troll but...Who the f-u-c-k is that? Sounds like a can, is he a can?
 

·
Banned
Joined
·
2,638 Posts
i feel bad for paul, some personal problems in his life. he had problems at AKA and wasnt training there for this fight and now he is cut from the UFC.

I hope SF picks him up
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,246 Posts
Unfortunate for Buentello, but he'll find a place in other organizations, Strikeforce maybe??
As for Bonnar and Keith...they're not going anywhere, especialy Bonnar!
agreed, even if they drop him as a fighter, they'll still keep him around. he's got great commentary, he'd make a good addition to the goldy and rogan team. while rogan and goldy are babbling on about the fighters personal lives Bonnar can be calling the technical side to the action.
 

·
CoutureCop
Joined
·
6,091 Posts
Sucks for Buentello, but it is hardly surprising. Hell, I was surprised when they signed him in the first place.

He's a decent fighter that really has no place in the cage with MMA's top level fighters. He'd be great in lower level organizations as a headliner.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
961 Posts
I was hoping to see him do well with his return. 2 fights isn't really enough. I wish that he could have had one more. Strikeforce will pick him up.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
571 Posts
He may not have been very good but I've become a fan since he joined the UFC.

It's a shame but I'm not really surprised.
 

·
Squirrel Fighting Champ
Joined
·
2,719 Posts
/facepalm

Buentello is a serious veteran of the sport man...
...damn, way to **** up Squirrel! Got a link to any of his fights anywhere so I can get enlightened.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
773 Posts
buentello gets the axe yet other fighters like gonzaga who are 3 wins and 4 losses in their last 7 are still considered decent competition.

Buentello is by no means the worst fighter on the UFC roster...try kimbo slice.
 
1 - 20 of 30 Posts
Top