Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou dropped by UFC

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Various web sites are reporting today that Rameau Sokoudjou has been let go by the UFC.  Sokoudjou last fought Luis Cane at UFC 89. There he got knocked out by Cane in a tremendous stand up bout.

Sokoudjou exploded on the MMA scene in 2007 with upset knockouts of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Ricardo Arona in PRIDE.  Upon PRIDE’s demise, Sokoudjou joined UFC going a disappointing 1-2 with a win over Kazuhiro Nakamura but losses to Cane and a submission loss to Lyoto Machida.

While the African Assassin is marketable with a great look and knockout power that appeals to fans, his $40,000 to show and $40,000 to win contract was probably more than the UFC wanted to pay for a fighter who is 1-2 in the UFC cage.

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