The UFC Cutting Room Floor: The heavyweight diet

It's been a strange time for the Cutting Room Floor. Inconsistent releases by the UFC have made doing an "up to date" show more…

By: Zane Simon | 7 years ago
The UFC Cutting Room Floor: The heavyweight diet
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It’s been a strange time for the Cutting Room Floor. Inconsistent releases by the UFC have made doing an “up to date” show more difficult. They’ve avoided cutting anyone for long stretches only to trickle out announced releases over several months rather than their normal method of updating their online roster. Finally, in January, we’ve got back to something resembling normalcy, which means that I can do another episode of the show.

We’re looking back over a month that saw Chris Cariaso and Anthony Perosh Retire, Ben Henderson walk to Bellator, and a slew of talent, old and new get the ax. It’s also a time that has seen the UFC sign more new heavyweight talent than any period in recent memory. They appear to be rebuilding the division from the ground up and doing it with unheralded fighters like Dmitry Smolyakov, Cyril Asker, Francis Ngannou, and Jarjis Danho. They’ve got a couple name talents to with Marcin Tybura and Adam Milstead, but it’s overall a remarkable time in the 206+ division.

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Zane Simon
Zane Simon

Zane Simon is a senior editor, writer, and podcaster for Bloody Elbow. He has worked with the website since 2013, taking on a wide variety of roles. A lifelong combat sports fan, Zane has trained off & on in both boxing and Muay Thai. He currently hosts the long-running MMA Vivisection podcast, which he took over from Nate Wilcox & Dallas Winston in 2015, as well as the 6th Round podcast, started in 2014. Zane is also responsible for developing and maintaining the ‘List of current UFC fighters’ on Bloody Elbow, a resource he originally developed for Wikipedia in 2010.

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