UFC 122: Kyle Noke vs Rob Kimmons planned for Nov. 13 in Oberhausen
Injured Kyle Noke forced to withdraw from UFC on FX 6 bout against Seth Baczynski, according to the UFC Australia Twitter account. A search for a replacement opponent is currently underway and expected to be announced shortly.
There's good news for UFC middleweight, Kyle Noke, after finding himself on the wrong end of an inverted heel hook from Ed Herman at UFC on Versus 5. Noke's manager revealed to MMA Weekly that the Australian's knee did not suffer any fractures or tears, with an MRI showing only a sprain. Noke should be able to resume training after a few weeks of rehab. Photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
Middleweight Chris Camozzi (14-4) took to his website today to announce that he's been released by the UFC following a first-round submission loss to Kyle Noke (19-4-1) at the "Penn vs. Fitch" event on Feb. 26 in Australia. It was just the first loss in three fights for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) veteran, who says his manager will be targeting shows like Strikeforce and MFC now that he's no longer with the UFC.
"Here's a quick stat for you. So there's been 22 [UFC events] this year? We had 12 bonuses so far this year," "So one out of every two, one of my fighters got Submission of the Night, Knockout of the Night, or Fight of the Night."
"We sat down and did the math after we heard that," "He wants to say there's a consistency? Okay, let's look at statistical consistencies. Let's look at Jon Jones, who has finished every fight with me in the first round, except for that Matt Hamill one, which would have been a first-round stoppage anyway if he hadn't thrown that illegal elbow."
"Let's look at Carlos Condit, who had Fight of the Night and Knockout of the Night. Even people on the undercard who people don't really know yet. Kyle Noke, two finishes, both in the second round. Almost everybody on our team finishes consistently. There's no fact. Everybody's just making stuff up."
"It didn't bug me until Dana said it. Fans are fans, but Dana said that and, you know, I've worked really hard in his organization. If you look at my stats, they're insane. Imagine you give your life to something and then your boss comes up and says, 'Man, you suck.' Well, wait a minute, just this year alone, half your bonuses have gone to my guys. So what are you talking about?"
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