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Justin Wren: Yeah, He’s Cut Now Too


(The good news is, this lovely t-shirt is probably about to see a drastic price cut.)

The bloody fallout from last weekend’s "Ultimate Fighter" 10 Finale continues, and the latest victim is Justin "The Viking" Wren.  Though he appeared to be one of the better heavyweights on the show, choking out Wes Sims before dropping a very close decision against Roy Nelson, Wren lost a split decision against Jon Madsen on the prelims of the Finale and that was enough to earn him his walking papers.  Wren is only twenty-two, so he’s still got time to make another run at the UFC if he gets a couple of wins in the smaller shows. 

Do we need to point out here that, based on what we’ve seen from each of them, Wren would probably smoke Kimbo Slice, yet he’s being fired while Kimbo gets to hang around after barely beating a hand-picked opponent?  Do we also need to point out that this is kind of bullshit?  We didn’t think so.

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Horror Fighter- December 12, 2009 at 5:21 am
Wren also trains with Travis Lutter, hardly the most popular guy with Zuffa.
Mex- December 11, 2009 at 7:19 pm
Unfortunately the Viking learned the hard way that the UFC has room for only one berserker pillaging rapist, and he's running the whole show.
El Famous Burrito- December 11, 2009 at 2:47 pm
Meh, I'll watch Kimbo on free TV, but asking me to pony up for a PPV is a much harder sell.

Unless he fights Anderson Silva. Then my money belongs to the UFC.
knee_strike- December 11, 2009 at 2:44 pm
"But one thing I do know is that Kimbo Slice puts butts in seats, and for that reason he has a job in the UFC."

You're right, Burrito.

It's for that very reason that I have contempt both for the UFC and for the millions of so-called MMA fans who have taken the Kimbo bait hook, line, and sinker.
NateGetsIrate- December 11, 2009 at 2:38 pm
All this talk about cavemen reminded me of Deep Space 9mm by El-P.
robthom- December 11, 2009 at 2:29 pm
Lol!
:)
Touche!

portland mma- December 11, 2009 at 2:19 pm
Vinny Magalhaes got cut because he's not a fighter, dude is an insane grappler, but you could tell when he got hit in the face he wanted no part of fighting.
El Famous Burrito- December 11, 2009 at 2:04 pm
"Verdict: most people are cavemen with cellphones."

I can't argue with that because I'm just a caveman. I'm frightened of your modern world. Your strangely shaped fighting surfaces scare me and confuse me. Sometimes I wonder if that man with the magic stick that makes his voice loud is some kind of wizard who can jump and turn half-circles? Is he going to jump out of my picture box and attack me? I don't know, because I'm just a caveman. But one thing I do know is that Kimbo Slice puts butts in seats, and for that reason he has a job in the UFC.
hotsaucemonster- December 11, 2009 at 1:58 pm
it somtimes makes me mad when the bens pretend to be oblivious to the fact the the UFC makes decisions based on money rather than other factors. The bens know damn well that people are cut, paid, and given title shots based on their ass-in-seats ability rather than their there talent and wins. If it were the other way around WEC fighters would be paid double what they are now, john fitch would have had a title shot sooner, Diego would be fighting gray Manor for #1 contender status and nogueira wold have had first shot at couture, yet they still post articles after WEC shows disscussing why they get payed shit and articles such as this talking about why this guys cut and this isnt just to fill space. of course then theirs stephan bonnar, seriously why the fuck is he in the ufc?
knee_strike- December 11, 2009 at 1:51 pm
"Verdict: most people are cavemen with cellphones."

LOL! Best line in the thread, rob. I like the way you think.

Kimbozo is more a cash cow than a fighter. Wren got robbed.
Badguy- December 11, 2009 at 1:42 pm
Well it really isn't as much bullshit as you or others may think, if you just give it some thought.

Wren Sucks
Kimbo sucks

Wren doesn't have any value to the company
Kimbo sells tickets and gets ratings and probably PPV buys

Both should be gone but if you have more worth then what you are costing and brink skill wise you will be around allot longer.

Look at Rosholt and Leben

Rosholt loses and he is cut but yet works Leben.
Leben still has a job.

Why Rosholt has little value and he is paid a little more then guys with his talent and experience. So that is a real good way to get cut allot quicker.

There is a trend with many of these cuts. Some of the guys have a much shorter leash because they want more cash when they come into the UFC, so when they lose and there value goes down there contract doesn't work anymore.


robthom- December 11, 2009 at 1:42 pm
"Harsh Lesson of Reality:

People will pay to watch Kimbo Slice lose.

People won't pay to watch Justin Wren win."



Verdict: most people are cavemen with cellphones.
Komodo- December 11, 2009 at 1:39 pm
Weak. Fucking. Sauce.
How I wish Wren would've stomped Country Breakfast into the dirt.

LAEM LAEM LAEM
provrorsbarn- December 11, 2009 at 1:34 pm
I wouldnt be surprised if they cut everyone from the latest TUF except kimbo/fatnelson/schaub......at least the last two will have couple of more fights.....they all suck
knee_strike- December 11, 2009 at 1:34 pm
"Kind of" bullshit, Ben? It's TOTAL bullshit!

Ghetto Slice isn't as good a fighter as Justin Wren, but Slice hasn't been cut because his whole cheesy thug persona is marketable. So much for love of the sport, Dana.
NateGetsIrate- December 11, 2009 at 1:32 pm
He should have fought in those leopard print panties. Then he'd have more name recognition. Seriously.
fACE7biter- December 11, 2009 at 1:29 pm
In general though, shouldn't a TUF loser only have one shot to impress? I mean, they didn't win, and yet they all still get one more fight in the UFC, which if they win, they're guaranteed atlesat another fight or two. Eliot Marshall is a UFC fighter, and he lost TUF to Ryan Bader, but Vinny Marghales was released becasue he didn't win after losing TUF. Makes perfect sense.
superflat- December 11, 2009 at 1:20 pm
I wonder of Wren could cut to light heavy. He would be a monster.
HeHateMe- December 11, 2009 at 1:09 pm
So he was cut...big deal...he had his chance and he lost.
portland mma- December 11, 2009 at 1:04 pm
That is pretty crazy though, I thought Wren was one of the top guys from the show, but then again Madsen wasn't too impressive and Wren lost to him. I think Wren will be back in a few years or sign with someone else.
bpd- December 11, 2009 at 1:04 pm
I'm still calling him Little Country. He'll be back.
El Famous Burrito- December 11, 2009 at 1:02 pm
Harsh Lesson of Reality:

People will pay to watch Kimbo Slice lose.

People won't pay to watch Justin Wren win.
macreadysshack- December 11, 2009 at 12:59 pm
It wasn't the loss. It was the leopard print.
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