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Old 06-20-2009, 04:51 PM
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Default TUF 9 Finale: Can Chris Lytle Secure his Spot?

http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/...8987&zoneid=13

SparkNotes version (for you, Michelle):
  • Lytle may get cut if he doesn't win
  • He's been training CrossFit to try to up his endurance
  • He thinks Kevin will fight him & not look for a decision
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The boom in popularity for MMA resulted in the UFC’s roster growing at an exponential rate.

With numbers swelled to maximum capacity, shows began to book at such a rate that fighters have now found themselves with an abundance of shows, but a lack of spots available due to the promotion’s roster being so full.

So the inevitable cuts have begun. Fighters not performing up to expectations have found themselves out of the promotion, making each fight now a potential last gasp for young talent and veterans alike.

One of the longtime UFC fighters who is looking to continue his time with the company is welterweight Chris “Lights Out” Lytle.

After five years of near consistency with the promotion, Lytle has alternated