On the heels of the announcement that The Ultimate Fighter: Season 19 winner Eddie Gordon has received a Friday pink slip from UFC, several other fighters have taken to social media to share their own bad news.
Roger Narvaez, 7-2 and 1-2 UFC, took to Twitter to reveal he’s also been let go:
I would like to thx @ufc @danawhite and Joe Silva for the opportunity to fulfill a dream. It’s not goodby….just I’ll see u later!#God1st
— Roger Narvaez (@Silverback316) October 16, 2015
It’s hard times for former Resurrection Fighting Alliance lightweight champion Christos Giagos as well, sharing on Instagram that UFC is overbooked and needed to cut some fighters. The 11-4 mixed martial artist sounded upbeat, however, citing his still young age of 25.
Some fighters were surprised to learn they were being turfed, as Matt Van Buren shared his disappointment publicly on Twitter. Although he was scheduled to fight Jonathan Wilson on Aug. 8, 2015 at UFC Fight Night 74, Van Buren opted to sit out due to an injury. That may very well have cost him his chance to return to the Octagon any time soon.
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