Today is a frightening day for any UFC fighter that came off a loss recently inside the famous Octagon because Dana White has confirmed with MMA Fighting that 16 fighters are released from the promotion. Among the more popular and well respected names in the list is welterweight Jon Fitch, who is officially a free-agent since his release, including Jacob Volkmann and Ulysses Gomez.
Apparently Gomez heard about his cut via Ariel Helwani on Twitter earlier today, and was completely shocked. Based on that alone, I’m assuming other fighters are probably still not aware they are cut, or are hearing about the news just this minute.
@arielhelwani I got released?!?!? What! Serious?
— Ulysses Gomez (@uselessgomez) February 20, 2013
Here is the complete list of UFC fighters cut today: