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UFC Releases Rob Kimmons and Chris Camozzi

Written on March 24, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Middleweight fighters - Rob Kimmons and Chris Camozzi - are the latest victims of the UFC's roster purge.

made another roster purge, as the promotion let go of middleweight fighters and .

Rob Kimmons leaves the organization after a three-year run under the UFC banner, with a 20-3 record. His release was due to back-to-back losses against Kyle Noke at UFC 122 and Dongi Yang at UFC on Versus 3.

Chris Camozzi’s release, on the other hand, was also prompted with a loss against Kyle Noke at UFC 127. He even wrote the following on his official website:

“According to the UFC the issue is less about my performance (they offered to give me a recommendation) and more to do with an overloaded roster and not enough fights for us under contract. This has nothing to do with the recent merger.”

The roster trimming of the biggest MMA promotion allegedly resulted from the recent UFC-WEC merger. In addition to this, Zuffa also purchased Strikeforce. However, the latter can still work independently, enabling UFC fighters to make a move to once contracts are fulfilled and vice versa.

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