Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) gave mixed martial arts (MMA) fans yet another reason to hate Mondays, as 10 fighters were removed from the promotion's roster earlier this week, according to a list compiled by UFCFIGHTERSiNFO (via Bloody Elbow).
Among them is The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 20 contestant Shayna Baszler (15-10), who was bounced from the combat sports reality show by Julianna Pena. "The Queen of Spades," 34, was invited back to the Octagon; however, the "Four Horsewomen" founder was finished in back-to-back fights by Bethe Correia and Amanda Nunes.
Here is the complete list of recently-released fighters:
Five combatants have been bounced from the flyweight division, which sounds like a lot, considering how thin the roster is at 125 pounds (see it). That said, most fighters will have a chance to punch their way back into the ZUFFA fold with a couple of big wins on the regional circuit.
If not, there's always Plan B.