With the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) roster in a constant state of flux, securing a spot for an extended period of time in the world’s most elite mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion is becoming increasingly difficult for fighters.
For fighters in the heavyweight, flyweight, and both women’s divisions it seems they have a bit of a longer leash due to the thin competition UFC employs in those categories.
Unfortunately for heavyweights Ruan Potts and Josh Copeland, that was not enough to save them from the recent UFC cuts that saw an additional eight fighters receive the dreaded pink slip from UFC brass.
According to a report from Bloody Elbow, Josh Shockley, Patrick Walsh, Richardson Moreira, Andy Enz, Jake Lindsey, and Rodrigo de Lima were the other six fighters given the boot.
A handful of the aforementioned fighters were cut after losing two straight without a victory inside the Octagon, essentially bucking the trend of fighters solely getting cut after a third straight loss.
The only fighter of the eight recently cut to actually win a UFC bout was Patrick Walsh, but after missing weight by 6.5 pounds and then putting on a dreadful fight in a loss to Daniel Kelly at UFC Fight Night 60, it should come as no shock to see The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) veteran get the boot.