UFC Quick Quote: Efrain Escudero says his Zuffa release 'doesn't make sense'
UFC ring girl Brittney Palmer gives a sneak peek behind the scenes at a photo shoot for her upcoming calendar (Pic). Oh, and as a friendly reminder, the former WEC starlet is, in fact, still with the UFC, despite some earlier rumors to the contrary. Hopefully you're enjoying your (extremely) early Saturday morning, folks.
Bart Palaszewski, who most recently lost to Kamal Shalorus at WEC 53, has made the decision to drop down to featherweight for his UFC debut, according to NBC Sports.
Former WEC Lightweight Champion Jamie Varner has left Arizona Combat Sports and will make his new home training with AMA Fight Club in New Jersey, according to MMAWeekly.com. The AMA camp boasts a bevy of notable fighters, most notably surging 155-pound contender Jim Miller. Will this lead "The Worm" to a quick return to the UFC?
Not even winning "Fight of the Night" is enough to save UFC lightweights from the massive cuts still coming down after the merger with the WEC. Gareth Davies (via FiveOuncesofPain) brings word that British striker Paul Kelly (11-4) has been released from the promotion after his second round submission loss to Donald Cerrone (14-3) at UFC 126: "Silva vs. Belfort" on Feb. 5. The "sucker punch" reportedly had nothing to do with the decision to let "Tellys" go.
Dominick Cruz, who broke his left index finger prior to fighting Joseph Benavidez in August of last year (2010), will reportedly have surgery this week, according to ESPN.com. The UFC bantamweight champion commented on his recovery process: "It could be six months, but I'm not planning on six months. I'll say that it will take me eight weeks to recover and 12 weeks to punch again." Will a long awaited rematch against Urijah Faber be awaiting him upon his return?
Former WEC ring girl Brittney Palmer gives us a look at her new UFC outfit via her Twitter.