Sean McCorkle, Mario Miranda, and TUF 11 Runner Up Kris McCray have all found their release from the worlds largest MMA organization. This coming off their losses last month at Ultimate Fight Night 24 in Seattle, Washington. They are the latest fighters to be released since the recent merger of the WEC and the acquisition of Strikeforce.
- McCorkle’s UFC record was 1 – 2 with his lone win coming by submission to PRIDE veteran Mark Hunt at UFC 119 in his home state of Indiana. The 34 year old, then lost his next two in a co main event to Stefan Struve and last month to Christian Morecraft. He was undefeated, at 9 – 0, and with a few win could find himself back in the UFC’s deep heavyweight division.
- Mario Miranda was a highly touted prospect from Rio de Janeiro , Brazil coming into the UFC with a 11 – 0 record. After being stopped by TKO, in the first by Gerald Harris, he bounced back with a win against David Loiseau. Miranda then found stiff tests in submission ace Demian Maia, and collegiate wrestling standout Aaron Simpson. After losing both and going 1 – 3 in his UFC career, he finds himself looking at the regional circuit to make his way back to the big show.
- Ten months ago, Kris McCray was 5 – 0 and a team member on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Ortiz vs. Team Liddell. Making it to the finals, after being chosen as a wildcard and fighting five times total, he lost to Court Magee by Rear Naked Choke in the 2nd round. McCray was lucky to find himself with another shot, after losing his next fight in his home country of Germany, again by submission (kneebar) in the first round to Brazilian, Carlos Eduardo Rocha. Even after showing many improvments, he was shown his walking papers, when he lost to English prospect John Hathaway, bring his losing streak to three.
After the jump, see the start of the 2011 UFC Cut List.