“The Future” didn’t get much of a chance in the UFC after showcasing some solid skills in Strikeforce. In short, he suffered a Split Decision defeat to veteran Sam Stout and was then dropped from the roster. While it marked back-to-back losses for Fodor, his hand had been raised in a quintet of consecutive clashes prior to the slide, and he is already back on the winning track with a decision nod earlier this month at ONE FC 10. At 29 years old, chances are Fodor could get a second shot, but he still never should have been in such a situation to begin with based on his past output and general upside.
There are plenty of examples of the UFC cutting a competitor who has struggled with securing victory under the company’s banner. Unfortunately, there are also numerous cases where the organization decided to hand a pugilist a pink slip where the result left countless fans scratching their heads. For example, take a look at six fighters the UFC has sent packing over the past nine months who should have at least gotten one more shot at success in the Octagon before being justifiably released. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)