The UFC cut Ken Stone, Byron Bloodworth, Pedro Nobre and Josh Janousek
Following the release of 9 fighters last week, the UFC have added another 4 to the chopping board.
Ken Stone fought 4 times under the UFC banner going 2-2. Stone was last in action at UFC 150 where he suffered a 17 second knockout loss to rising star Erik Perez. That loss had snapped a 2 fight win streak that the Bantamweight had put together which included wins over Dustin Pague and Donny Walker. Stone initially signed for the UFC when the WEC merger was completed.
Also on the cut list is Byron Bloodworth who went 0-2 on his UFC contract. He debuted against Mike Easton at the ‘UFC Live 6′ event and was stopped in the second round. We then didn’t see him for over a year until his return at UFC 155, where he suffered another TKO loss to the prior mentioned Erik Perez.
Pedro Nobre has been released after his no contest with Yuri Alcantara at UFC on FX 7. Nobre was deemed unable to continue following some ground and pound by Alcantara, in which Nobre claimed he was struck to the back of the head. Video replays showed that Alcantara landed nothing but clean shots and this has not boded well with the UFC who have decided to cut the Brazilian.
Finally, in what seems like a strange cutting, Josh Janousek who has been released without fighting for the organization. Janousek was scheduled to fight Michael Kuiper at this weekend’s UFC on FOX 6 card. No word has came out just yet on whether there is any reason why the cutting has happened.
The UFC seem to be cutting some of the excess fat following the signing of some of Strikeforce’s talent.