Two weeks back, an unexpected took place, the UFC made a decision to let go of Theodorou (Ranked Middleweight) and Wills (Ranked Heavyweight). were successful fighter in the Octagon, but unfortunately, both fighters are likely ending up as defeated fighters, more like losers.
Dana White, UFC President early this week, threw more light on why UFC chose to let go of the fighters.
“Yeah, well you know there is a ton of guys and girls that fight here. We have like 600 people on the roster. There is always times when we release people and they question. Well, why were these people released? I’m looking for people who can break into the top-five or possibly become world champions,” Dana White said to TSN. “And, I make these decisions. The real question is; ask me how many times I have been wrong? If you look at when I release people and who I’ve released, how many times have I actually been wrong about that? And, you will see people stick around that are on a skid that put on unbelievably exciting fight.”
Elias got into the UFC with an 8-3 win and before his last match where he lost, he was on a 3-fight victory series. On the other hand, Justin gained access into the UFC with a 4-1 victory ticket, but unfortunately the opinions of the fans can’t be ignored, the two fighters didn’t give their audience what they wanted, their styles were not entertaining in anyway. But following what Dana said, UFC sudden decision about letting go of the fighters had nothing whatsoever to do with this fighting style. Instead, Dana said the action was simply because they both didn’t show any sign of being Champs.
“It is based on your fighting abilities. They might be decent fighters, (but) they are never going to break into the top-five. They are never going to be world champions. I need to free up roster spots for people who will be.”