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“The Hater Hurter” Cut by UFC After Loss?


(Hater Hurter, we hardly knew ye.  Photo courtesy of Combat Lifestyle.)

Johnny “The Hater Hurter” Rees will be released from his UFC contract after losing via submission to Steve “Hollywood” Bruno on last night’s F(2)T(2) card, reports Five Ounces of Pain.  It was the second loss in two UFC bouts for Rees (or, as I like to call him, THH), who was undefeated when he first signed with the organization. 

Just goes to show that a perfect record in the minor leagues doesn’t always guarantee success in the big show.  I don’t think I need to point out that Dana White should watch his back after cutting that dude, as he may now be officially dubbed a hater in Rees’ book.

There could be more roster cuts coming after last night, which isn’t surprising considering that the card was populated with so many inexperienced, unproven fighters.  Some of those who lost last night, such as Brandon Wolff, may just need more time to sharpen their skills.  Other guys who went down – say by a nasty arm break that was totally avoidable, for instance – might want to rethink their career path while they’re on the mend, or at the very least work on their tapping motion with the arm that’s not in a cast.

Some good news, via UFC.com, is that Yoshiyuki Yoshida was treated and released from the hospital, having suffered nothing more serious than a concussion in his knockout loss.  You hate to think of a concussion as the best case scenario, but after seeing the shot Yoshida took, I’d say that’s getting off kind of easy.

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walrus- December 11, 2008 at 5:19 pm
I liked the stand-up game Reese was doin. He was throwin' some blows.

After I'd seen all the military men beat their opponents; or all the Americans beat the foreigners -- I was sure Reese was going to lose -- was the other guy in the Airforce? (somethin like that).

^Now I'm sure this shit can't be completely predicted -- but I think its funny. And I liked the free show.
Eat a sandwich, Corey!- December 11, 2008 at 12:41 pm
Corey Hill should be allowed another chance with the requirement that he move up to Welterweight.

And that he add all 15 lbs to his calves.
Clozer- December 11, 2008 at 12:38 pm
Hater Hurter deserved to be sent back to the minor leagues to search for a better nickname. Plus he sucked. Corey hill deserves another shot, if in fact he does decide to ever throw a leg kick or a punch for that matter. He was winning that fight and what an unfortunate way to lose.
armfarmer- December 11, 2008 at 12:10 pm
He wasn't even the ref for that fight... the crowd was..
pd- December 11, 2008 at 11:53 am
they should cut the ref from the rees bout
Anonymous- December 11, 2008 at 11:52 am
and he was winning the fight at the point that he broke his leg.
Anonymous- December 11, 2008 at 11:51 am
you cant put the man out on the streets after a loss and a broken leg. at least give him another chance to prove himself.
toolverine- December 11, 2008 at 11:44 am
What about Corey Hill with his two losses and a nasty leg break?
Douchebaggery- December 11, 2008 at 11:37 am
"hater hurter" may be the worst name ever
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