UFC Trimming The Fat: 20 Fighters On The Chopping Block

Andrew AltonCorrespondent IDecember 10, 2008

The economy is effecting all of us, including the UFC.

People across the country have less expendable money, which can be seen in the decrease in PPV buys.  This in turn may possibly lead to less frequent UFC PPV events.  Fewer events means the need for less fighters.

Dana White is an intelligent businessman and knows that he cannot continue to maintain the number of fighters currently under contract with the UFC regardless of the frequency of PPV events.

Fighters have to battle.  They get paid to fight.  The UFC needs to focus more on entertaining and marketable fighters and not fighters that are merely scraping by.

Below is a list of 20 fighters that I think could potentially be cut by the UFC in the near future and one that I don't want the UFC to sign.

Houston Alexander (Light Heavyweight)

He is an older fighter at 36.  He has a 2-3 record.  His last three fights were losses by either knockout or submission in the first round.  Bye Bye!

Alan Belcher (Middleweight)

He can't win in big fights.  He is 4-3.  His losses are to mediocre/below-average opponents such as Jason Day and Kendall Grove.  Back to mid-level promotions.

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