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C.J. Keith will probably find himself cut from the UFC after going 0-2.
Francisco Trinaldo and C.J. Keith both entered the Octagon coming off losses. Either Trinaldo was going to advance to 1-2 in his UFC career, or Keith would find himself at 0-2.
Very few fighters, especially ones with absolutely no name value like these two, survive that situation, and because of that, this was the fight that most clearly had guys fighting for their jobs. That in mind, with C.J. Keith getting absolutely dominated by Francisco Trinaldo, Keith is likely going to find himself in smaller California promotions.
C.J. Keith started his career 8-0, but with two losses to less than amazing opponents (his first loss came to Ramsey Nijem), he just doesn't seem to be ready for the big time. At age 26, he could still find himself back in the UFC some time down the road.
Right now, though? There really doesn't seem to be a place for him, especially considering the UFC just added so many Strikeforce fighters.