According to a report by BloodyElbow.com, several more UFC fighters have been released. Leonard Garcia, Bart Palaszewski, Issei Tamura, Justin Lawrence, Reuben Duran, Sam Sicilia and Kurt Holobaugh have all had their profiles removed from the official site.
While that doesn’t necessarily mean they have been cut, it has held up true in the past. The seven fighters join Pablo Garza and Antonio Carvalho as recent releases.
Palaszewski confirmed the release via Twitter, posting, “I have been let go by the UFC. I would like to thank them and (Sean Shelby) for all the opportunities and great times. We shall see what’s next.”
Garcia also did the same later in the day, stating, “Got let go by UFC thanks for everything! I’ll be back better then ever! This is a great reality check time to get back on the grind with God all things are possible hard work will pay off.”
Since the acquisition of Strikeforce, the UFC has been “cleaning up the roster” of fighters, cutting those coming off losses at an alarming rate.