Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is continuing its purge after company President, Dana White, revealed the promotion would be releasing upward of 60 fighters from its bloated roster to make room for the new crop of talent coming in.
And no, it doesn't have anything to do with fighter pay.
The most recent fighter to be let go — according to MMA Fighting — is long-time veteran, Matt Wiman, who has been competing for the promotion for 14 years. “Handsome” is currently riding a three-fight losing streak and was most recently seen getting knocked out by UFC newcomer, Jordan Leavitt, at UFC Vegas 16 last weekend (Sat., Dec. 5, 2020) via ferocious slam.
Wiman’s last win inside the Octagon came five years ago, though it’s not really a fair assessment since he took an extended break after defeating Isaac Vallie-Flagg at UFC Fight Night 57 in 2014. Prior to his break, he had gone 6-2, but since his return he hasn’t been able to reach the winner’s circle. He leaves the promotion with a 10-8 record inside the Octagon.
The promotion released Rachael Ostovich just yesterday, which was preceded by four more cuts made by the promotion last week. So for those keeping count there are still more than 50 cuts to be made in the coming weeks, which isn’t an easy feeling for the athletes, especially those with losing records.