Just a few days ago, Rumble Johnson was sitting pretty in the UFC.  He'd struggled to make the 170 pound weight limit in the welterweight division earlier in his career, but now was moving up to middleweight, where everyone expected him to be stronger, and have an easy time making weight.  Things didn't turn out that way, however, and now Johnson finds himself not only on the losing end of a fight with Vitor Belfort, but out of a job as well.

Dana White handed Johnson his walking papers after the Belfort fight.  Fighters missing weight is a real problem in the UFC--it almost scuttled last night's co-main event--and by firing Johnson, White sends a powerful message to the fighters--make weight or make haste out of the UFC.

There are a few good fights for Johnson outside of the UFC, but it's still sad to see him go.  He was an exciting fighter, but he really needs to get his weight problems under control.  We wish him all the best in his post-UFC career.




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