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Old 08-14-2009, 02:04 PM
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Default Thales Leites CUT from UFC.

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- THALES LEITES SURPRISED, UPSET ABOUT UFC RELEASE
Friday, August 14, 2009 - by Damon Martin - MMAWeekly.com

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Following a controversial loss to Alessio Sakara at UFC 101, Brazilian fighter Thales Leites received word that he would be released by the promotion. He was surprised by the move.

"My manager received one e-mail from the UFC telling that I was out of the UFC," Leites told MMAWeekly.com in an exclusive interview. "Personally, I think (itís) unfair."

Despite neither competitor finishing the fight, most felt that Leites did enough to notch the win, but the judges in Philadelphia saw it different and handed the decision to Sakara instead.

"I didn't understand what the two judges saw," Leites commented. "Unreal."

With the news still fresh in his mind, Leites is quick to point out that he doesn't plan to sit on the sidelines for very long.

"Still training hard, looking for new proposals for a fight," he said about his immediate future.

The motivation of being cut seems to be all Leites needed to drive him to work that much harder, and the Brazilian will do exactly that to get back to the top promotion in the sport.

"I was upset about the fight and much more about being cut (from) the UFC," Leites said. "I didn't fight well, but I know that I won that fight. This gives me more motivation to train more and one day come back stronger than ever to the UFC."

Leites will continue his training in Brazil while waiting for his next chance to step back in the ring and prove he belongs among the elite middleweights in the world.
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:27 PM
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Not warranted IMO, but not surprising. You embarrass the UFC as part of a PPV Main Event & then have a lackluster showing & Dana's gonna toss tou like a salad.

(Garden salad, you pervs, get your minds out of the gutter!!)
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:38 PM
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I think it was the right call... not a huge fan personally.
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Old 08-14-2009, 02:49 PM
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Well then by all means he needed to go!



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I think it was the right call... not a huge fan personally.
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