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Old 08-14-2009, 07:11 PM
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Default Thales & Tamden not released

Apparently Thales got an e-mail & Tamden got a phone call, but neither of them actually got an officially documented release letter. Dana called BS when he found out & said they were sticking around.

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In a clear response to the protest of hardcore fans, fighters Tamdan McCrory and Thales Leites have reportedly been reinstated by the UFC.

The news comes via Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports, who spoke with UFC president Dana White on Thursday evening after a day of criticism levied at the Las Vegas promotion for its decision to drop the talented fighters.

McCrory lost a split decision to up-and-comer John Howard last weekend at UFC 101, bringing his UFC record to 3-3. The Cortland, N.Y. based fighter has hinted at a move to middleweight to forgo a huge weight cut at welterweight.

Leites, who contended for Anderson Silva's middleweight title just four months ago at UFC 97, lost a razor-close decision to Alessio Sakara prior to McCrory's fight on the event's undercard.

White told Iole he wasn't aware of the plans to drop the fighters and said he would reverse the action to release them.

McCrory’s manager, Chris Palmquist, told MMAWeekly.com on Friday, “Verbally, I was notified on Monday that he was going to be released, but I have not received an official release letter (which is usually the case) from the UFC, nor have I been told anything different.”

Calls to Leites' camp were not immediately returned.
Was Iole the one that broke the story in the first place? If so he's just trying to cover his @$$ for terrible journalism right now.
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Old 08-14-2009, 07:18 PM
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Was Iole the one that broke the story in the first place? If so he's just trying to cover his @$$ for terrible journalism right now.

He is the Enquirer of MMA...
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:03 AM
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AND NOW THE CUT STANDS!

Look at the report now. Says White confirmed the cut LOL. Looks like they are cut a second time. As the UFC turns lol.


http://www.mmaweekly.com/absolutenm/...9374&zoneid=13
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Old 08-15-2009, 02:44 AM
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I blame Kevin Iole....
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Old 08-15-2009, 05:01 AM
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would somebody PLEASE fire kevin iole? this is just ridiculous now. every single report he makes turns out to be BS now. it's like he is trying to start rumors just to get attention or something
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would somebody PLEASE fire kevin iole? this is just ridiculous now. every single report he makes turns out to be BS now. it's like he is trying to start rumors just to get attention or something
Basically he has no idea how to do real reporting, so me makes up stories that a) make it sound like he knows what he's doing; & b) make it look like he & Dana are buddy-buddy so his bosses think he's indespensible. Numbnuts.
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I seriously hate yahoo sports, in the last month Kevin has reported at least 3 false things
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:57 PM
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The cut stands though.

“We are cutting them,” said White.
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Old 08-15-2009, 08:58 PM
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I seriously hate yahoo sports, in the last month Kevin has reported at least 3 false things
Wow, only 3? I didn't think it was possible, but he's actually getting better!
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Well they should have cut Thales Leites after the shame of Anderson Silvas last fight.

But they Cut Tamdan and I shall be most displeased
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