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Report: Colton Smith, Pat Healy Among Recent UFC Roster Cuts

Jun 28, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Colton Smith reacts after a fight against Carlos Diego Ferreira (not pictured) in a Lightweight bout at UFC Fight Night 43 at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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Kyle SymesCorrespondent IIIDecember 22, 2016

It looks like the UFC is trimming the fat on its bulky roster.

At least that's according to a report from Bloody Elbow's Mookie Alexander about some fighters being removed from the UFC's roster page. Fans should note the disclaimer that BE shared before considering this as a fact, but there are some notable names on the list of recent cuts.

Chief among them has to be former The Ultimate Fighter winner Colton Smith. He defeated Mike Ricci in the finals to claim the TUF crown but will likely go down as the worst TUF winner. Smith has posted a 0-3 record in the UFC since defeating Ricci, with all three losses coming before the final bell.

A hardcore fan favorite, Pat Healy is another notable name that's missing from the UFC's ranks. Healy rose to the ranks of contender during his time with the Strikeforce promotion, ending his run there with a six-fight winning streak.

Healy entered the UFC by taking on Jim Miller, and the two men put on an entertaining affair. After wearing Miller down, he capped off the performance with a submission victory.

The happiness would be short-lived, however. Healy would test positive for marijuana, and his win was subsequently overturned to a no-contest. He also lost out on a few Fight Night bonus paychecks.

Since the Miller fight, Healy has dropped four straight inside the Octagon. He doesn't feature the most fan-friendly (to newer fans at least) style and is on a four-fight losing streak, so it's easy to see this coming.

The other members of the cut list have yet to pick up a win in the UFC, going a combined 0-6 in the promotion.

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