Four more fighters have made their exit from the UFC, and it looks like the promotion was not so keen on making it up to some Strikeforce refugees as they made themselves out to be. Caros Fodor has been cut after losing only one fight to Sam Stout – a fight many people felt he won, and he only lost by split decision. He had lost his last bout in Strikeforce to the last number one contender in Pat Healy, but had five straight fights with finishes in three of those wins. This was easily the biggest surprise, but not the biggest name cut.
The biggest name cut was most likely Josh Neer, who had lost three straight fights. Those three losses were via knockout to Mike Pyle, via technical submission to Justin Edwards, and via decision former middleweight and TUF winner Court McGee. This was Neer’s fourth stint in the Octagon. He made his debut back in 2005, where he lost by submission to Drew Fickett, then returned in 2006 where he went 2-2 and was cut again. He went 6-1 outside of the Octagon, which helped him return in 2008. That stint of 2-3 hurried his exit from the promotion. Now, with his fourth stint over, it is questionable where the nearly 50-fight veteran goes from here.
The other two fighters cut from the promotion were TUF:Live veteran Jon Manley and Brock Jardine. Manley only had one fight in the UFC where he lost to another TUF:Live veteran in Neil Magny. Jardine fought twice in the Octagon, but lost both bouts. He will most likely live on in highlights since he suffered the crazy kneebar from back-mount to Kenny Robertson.