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    The Official UFC Cut And Retirement Thread

    So basically a thread where we will post all UFC Fighter Retirements and when UFC Cuts Talent.

    Obviously if a Top Talent Retires or gets cut out of the blue we can still post it in it's own Thread

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    By Zane Simon @TheZaneSimon on Aug 28, 2015, 7:00p



    It's been a rough month for young fighters in the UFC. First, Frankie Perez hung up the spurs fresh off the biggest win of his career, then Jordan Mein decided to put an end to his 9 year 40 fight cage fighting run at the ripe old age of 25. While he doesn't look like he's about to stop fighting, the UFC run of another promising young fighter has apparently been cut short, as Niklas Backstrom announced his release from the UFC on John Gooden's "Octagonside" podcast (transcription via MMANytt).

    "I actually got cut from the UFC. Shit happens, itīs just part of the game. You just have to learn to live with it. There are a lot of guys who has been cut and then come back (to the UFC) and become champions, like Robbie Lawler.

    "I havenīt shown my full potential in the UFC, so itīs okay. Iīll go out and find some different tools to work with in the game and get better."

    Most notably, the different tools Backstrom needs to spend time on probably revolve around his boxing, which has improved during his time with the UFC, but still has a long way to go before it's a competitive skill he can depend on. Still, we've seen similar fighters like Peter Sobotta, Thales Leites, and of course Fabricio Werdum get back to the UFC for successful second acts after improving their secondary talents in other promotions. Perhaps a couple years on the regional circuit will do the 26-year old a world of good.

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    He most of pissed of Dana White this kid is a legit talent.

    I Suspect he Signs with BAMMA or Cage Warriors or something like that but if im Scott Coker or Ray Sefo im on the phone trying to Sign him
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Rock View Post
    He most of pissed of Dana White this kid is a legit talent.

    I Suspect he Signs with BAMMA or Cage Warriors or something like that but if im Scott Coker or Ray Sefo im on the phone trying to Sign him
    Sucks for Backstrom, but he did have 2 bad losses. I think he goes away, wins a few and re-signs with the UFC again, he has the talent to build on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluenoseGreig View Post
    Sucks for Backstrom, but he did have 2 bad losses. I think he goes away, wins a few and re-signs with the UFC again, he has the talent to build on.
    I hope so the kid is Talented.

    Like i said tho if Scott Coker or Ray Sefo are smart they sign this kid up quick
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Rock View Post
    I hope so the kid is Talented.

    Like i said tho if Scott Coker or Ray Sefo are smart they sign this kid up quick
    They should try for sure, but I suspect he'll fight in Europe and wait for the UFC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BluenoseGreig View Post
    They should try for sure, but I suspect he'll fight in Europe and wait for the UFC.
    Yeah BAMMA for Cage Warriors or something like that
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Rock View Post
    He most of pissed of Dana White this kid is a legit talent.

    I Suspect he Signs with BAMMA or Cage Warriors or something like that but if im Scott Coker or Ray Sefo im on the phone trying to Sign him
    He lost 2 of 3 to Noad Lahat and Mike Wilkinson. Who, you ask? Exactly.

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    Sucks for Backstrom, but he did have 2 bad losses. I think he goes away, wins a few and re-signs with the UFC again, he has the talent to build on.
    I agree with both of you though. The guy was a decent talent, and has a ton of petential to make it back. However, he clearly wasn't ready yet for UFC calibre guys.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMattThiele View Post
    He lost 2 of 3 to Noad Lahat and Mike Wilkinson. Who, you ask? Exactly.
    If i recall the Fight with Noad Lahat was extremely close and he got cocky against Mike Wilkinson and got caught it happens
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    Quote Originally Posted by D-Rock View Post
    If i recall the Fight with Noad Lahat was extremely close and he got cocky against Mike Wilkinson and got caught it happens
    Yes, but losing 2 straight and 2 of your first 3 is very often a pink-slip, so it's not a huge surprise. Like I said, I'm sure he'll pick himself back up and be back in the UFC the next time they need an injury replacement on a European card
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMattThiele View Post
    Yes, but losing 2 straight and 2 of your first 3 is very often a pink-slip, so it's not a huge surprise. Like I said, I'm sure he'll pick himself back up and be back in the UFC the next time they need an injury replacement on a European card
    I don't think that will be an option since i got a feeling Bellator or WSOF Sign this guy up
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