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Thanks for the Memories, Razak Al-Hassan

(He’d prefer cash, but if you’ve got some spare ligaments laying around he’ll take those too.)

Razak Al-Hassan, the fighter best known for the grisly arm injury he suffered after he absolutely refused to tap out against Steve Cantwell, has received his walking papers from the UFC, according to Five Ounces of Pain.  This is one we probably should have seen coming.  The arm-popping loss to Cantwell happened in Al-Hassan’s UFC debut at the injury-riddled Fight For The Troops event in December of 2008.  That kept him out of action for a good chunk of the following year, though he still claimed to adhere to a tapping-out-is-for-bitches mentality

When he finally returned in 2009 Al-Hassan lost a split decision against Kyle Kingsbury at UFC 104 to drop him to 0-2 in the Octagon, which is the equivalent of calling in sick to your first day of work at a regular job, and then showing up late, reeking of weed on your second day.  You may not always get fired, but no one will be surprised if you do.

Best of luck finding a new fighting home, Razak, and don’t get down on yourself.  Plenty of guys with good records elsewhere struggle in the UFC, but it doesn’t mean they aren’t good fighters.  Just look at Tiki Ghosn.  We’re not making you feel any better, are we?

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Lysol- January 28, 2010 at 11:22 am
Six months from now, while we're watching Mousasi dismantle him in a non-title fight, I like to imagine that Al-Hassan will begin to wonder if maybe, just maybe, his high school guidance counselor was lying to him when he said he could be anything he wanted if he just believed in himself.
Nealio- January 28, 2010 at 8:53 am
Owch, comparing Razak to old Cumbeard is a little harsh....
MilwaukeeMade- January 27, 2010 at 6:09 pm
Don't get too down on Razak.... He's a super nice guy up here at duke and is also very inteligent. His "tapping is for bitches mentality" doesn't at all shine through in real life. He also improved alot after coming to Roufus and was begining to look very good in the gym. I fear he may be one of the guys that jumped up a little too early.
thegorilla- January 27, 2010 at 5:34 pm
I hear strike force will hire any B / C level fighter the ufc cuts... Maybe a certain someone should migrate there.
thegorilla- January 27, 2010 at 5:25 pm
Fuck coat tail riding, can't fight worth a fuck, can't coach for shit, Tiki Ghosn. And fuck his mama too!
Danxxx- January 27, 2010 at 5:21 pm
DazedNConfused- January 27, 2010 at 5:00 pm
Me- January 27, 2010 at 4:40 pm
Hey, don't knock the Tiki. Not only is that man a Blind Date vet., he was also the man to start Genki Sudo's fight career at a solid 0-1.
steampunk22- January 27, 2010 at 4:34 pm

Officially a slow news day in the MMA world.
skeletor- January 27, 2010 at 4:33 pm
That's weird because mos tai-kwan-do brown belts destroy in the UFC.