MMA Fighter Challenges People to Punch Him in the Face, Everyone Fails

And Now He’s Fired: Patrick Cote


(The beginning of the end for the Predator…)

From #1 contender to castoff in three fights — such is the fate of Patrick Cote, who confirmed today that he has been cut by the UFC following his decision loss to Tom Lawlor at UFC 121. As Cote wrote, "I had a little hope but finally got the release word from the UFC. Its been a awesome experience! Ill be back!!"

The TUF 4 middleweight finalist lost his first four official matches in the Octagon (including his TUF 4 finale fight against Travis Lutter), but then went on a monster run in 2007-2008 that saw him score five consecutive victories over Scott Smith, Jason Day, Kendall Grove, Drew McFedries, and Ricardo Almeida.


Unfortunately, Cote’s luck ran out in his subsequent title fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 90, when his knee blew out in the third round — a shame, since he was well on his way to victory. After a year-and-a-half layoff, Cote returned to action at UFC 113, where he was choked out by Alan Belcher. The loss to Lawlor made it three in a row, a very unlucky number when it comes to employment in the UFC.

As it happens, fighting Anderson Silva has become a bit of a curse. Of Silva’s last seven opponents, four have since been released by the organization (Dan Henderson, Thales Leites, James Irvin, Patrick Cote) and another has tested positive for steroids.

We’ll let you know when Tito Ortiz and Gilbert Yvel get their walking papers…

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daniel.mtl- October 28, 2010 at 4:19 pm
@RwilsonR
your a tool, or your from Toronto

either one is just as bad
Dagnut- October 28, 2010 at 9:30 am
I'm with Kimbos bread at the time there was no disgrace losing to Luther.
People need to be subjective and judge victories on the time they happened. Luther IMO was only a good training camp away from being a champion he was eerily calm under pressure and very dangerous..
amsterdamheavy- October 27, 2010 at 6:07 pm
@RwilsonR: "I like that the dude's first UFC fight was him stepping up on like a day's notice to go up a weight class and take on Tito Ortiz, who at that time was considered quite the scary fighter. When you see these bitches on TUF turn down second chances, I always think about how Cote stepped up and walked in that cage against Ortiz, who dwarfed him, and then knocked Tito down in the first round. That is pretty bad ass. I hope Cote goes on another win streak, and doesn't end up going the way of David Loiseau."

Ya, I feel exactly the same way about Cote.
Kimbos Bread- October 27, 2010 at 5:56 pm
You mean the Travis Lutter ho happened to be the only guy to really give Anderson Silva in his prime a tough tim without roids? Go Atch the fight again I'm sure you'll agree.
Bill Jackson- October 27, 2010 at 4:19 pm
He was never very good and it is a fitting dismissal. If you get dominated and finished in the first round by Travis Lutter, you might not be UFC material. He does make a good opponent though and he will surely be back on the undercard for some Canadian show. The UFC likes to pick those guys up to make those silly Canadians happy when it is a local show.
nickyroose- October 27, 2010 at 4:15 pm
Fuckin' Hi-larious follow that link to read the liveblog from UFC 90. A little know JDS knocking out the Fedor-killer. Also it was a shitload funnier back then, no offense.

Werdum is not that good people. Former Fedor nut-huggers might like to believe it but he wouldn't be beatin' any of the top brass at the UFC right now so good riddance.

PS mysteriously not mentioned was Leites constant backflops. That was fuckin' unbearable to watch at the time. Seriously, no mention of his lay-down technique?
Swedish- October 27, 2010 at 3:56 pm
I think he will be back.

He needs to go back the old predator... the aggressive style with lots of KOs. His fight against Silva was really bad
Mr_Misanthropy- October 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm
"Well on his way to victory.."? What fight were you watching

*edit* Oh, I get it. Sarcasm. Now I feel better.

Kimbos Bread- October 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm
Cote is a good fighter.


UFC needs to get their shit straightened out when it comes to letting people go. They let Werdum go too early, but they kept Kongo. Kongo now has back to back losses whereas Werdum is still a top tier fighter.

And now they're letting Cote go and shits gonna go the same way. Cote is still pretty young has is pretty talented and has great personality. I'd much rather keep him and let go of some of the other shitbags.
peacexxl- October 27, 2010 at 2:59 pm
Can we officially strip Cotex of his awsome nickname and give it to someone worthy?
Ballkick- October 27, 2010 at 2:58 pm
Fuck as soon as round one was over this past weekend I thought to myself,....Patrick,....your done in the UFC.
Too bad I liked him, I wish him luck
RwilsonR- October 27, 2010 at 2:44 pm
I don't know why I have a soft spot for Cote, since I just instinctively hate French people, and by asociation, French Canadians. But Cote and GSP have become exceptions to that. I guess for Cote, I like that the dude's first UFC fight was him stepping up on like a day's notice to go up a weight class and take on Tito Ortiz, who at that time was considered quite the scary fighter. When you see these bitches on TUF turn down second chances, I always think about how Cote stepped up and walked in that cage against Ortiz, who dwarfed him, and then knocked Tito down in the first round. That is pretty bad ass. I hope Cote goes on another win streak, and doesn't end up going the way of David Loiseau.
Yazloz18- October 27, 2010 at 2:29 pm
After that knee injury his career was a Farcry (haha) from what it once was. Considering one of those loses was a title fight I wish they would have given him one more chance but thats how it goes I guess. Best of luck to him in the future
ben- October 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm
@ jimbonics: Let's be honest, Leben would have caught those DUIs even if he never met Anderson Silva...
jimbonics- October 27, 2010 at 2:15 pm
Don't forget the Crippler testing positive. And a pair of DUI's.
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