Post-UFC 177: On the Chopping Block

Lorenz LarkinUFC 177 was live from the Sleep Train Arena from Sacramento, CA last night (August 30, 2014) for the second time in eight months, and with only eight scheduled bouts. With the fights now behind us, let’s take a look at which UFC 177 fighters we may no longer see compete inside the Octagon… ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK: Lorenz Larkin Larkin is now 1-4 inside the Octagon and on a three-fight skid, so I expect him to be receiving his pink slip from the promotion. He took on Derek Brunson on the featured bout headlining last night’s UFC 177 preliminary card on FOX Sports 1 and came up short on the judges’ scorecards, losing a unanimous decision, with all three judges scoring every round for Brunson. Larkin has not made the proper improvements in his game to hang with the best of the division in the UFC, so I think he will head over to the World Series of Fighting or Bellator and try his hand there. Ruan Potts After starting his professional mixed martial arts career off at 8-1 and on the heels of a three-fight winning streak, Potts earned a contract with the UFC. Unfortunately, he failed to impress in his promotional debut, getting knocked out by Soa Palalei in the very first round of action. He continued to disappoint, being dominated and ultimately stopped with shots to the body in the second round of his bout against Anthony Hamilton on the preliminary card of last night’s UFC 177 in Sacramento. I think it is clear that the South African heavyweight is not a UFC-caliber mixed martial artist. He makes Christian Morecraft look like Cain Velasquez. The UFC’s heavyweight division is indeed thin, but I think a pair of poor performances is enough for Joe Silva and Dana White to send this big man packing. I expect we have seen the last “Fangzzz” inside the Octagon; now, and for good.

Written by Gabe Killian

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