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And Now They’re Fired: Gracie, Magalhaes, Herman, And Three Other Fighters Removed From Roster

(*yawn*…damn, I was having the most incredible dream. I was being held in the arms of a beautiful woman. She had this long, blonde braid that was tickling my-OH MY GOD, NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!” / Photo via Getty)

It’s been a while since the UFC has had a good ol’ mass bloodletting, and it looks like the UFC sent out the firing squad this week, with a half-dozen struggling fighters removed from the roster after recent losses. Let’s run ‘em down…

Roger Gracie: Gracie’s contract wasn’t renewed after his uninspiring loss to Tim Kennedy during his Octagon debut at UFC 162, officially making him the third-straight Gracie to go “one and done” in the UFC.

Vinny Magalhaes: Vinny’s 14-second knockout loss to Anthony Perosh at UFC 163 made it two defeats in a row for him — following a decision loss against Phil Davis in April — and dropped his overall Octagon record to 1-4, through two stints in the promotion. Last week, the TUF 8 finalist claimed he would retire from MMA if the UFC dropped him. So…good luck, man.

Dave Herman: Four-straight stoppage losses and two failed drug-tests for marijuana — few fighters have had poorer showings in the Octagon than Pee-Wee. It’s a mystery why he even got a chance to fight Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 162 in the first place, but a 17-second KO loss sealed his fate for good.

Ednaldo Oliveira:Squidward” came into the UFC as an undefeated heavyweight, was quickly subbed by Gabriel Gonzaga last January at UFC 142, spent an entire year battling injuries, dropped to light-heavyweight, and lost to some guy named Francimar at UFC 163. peaceout.gif

Bristol Marunde: Marunde’s two-fight stint in the UFC resulted in stoppage losses to Clint Hester at the TUF 17 Finale and Viscardi Andrade at UFC 163. The loss to Andrade was actually Marunde’s third overall, as he entered the UFC following a submission loss to Ronaldo Souza in Strikeforce.

John Maguire: The fact that Maguire won his first two fights in the Octagon makes him the most successful UFC fighter on this list by far. At one point a solid British prospect with an interesting backstory, Maguire followed up those wins with decision losses to John Hathaway and Matt Riddle. Then, Maguire dropped to lightweight and lost another decision to Mitch Clarke at UFC 161 in June. Three in a row, gots to go.

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