Antonio Carvalho Cut By UFC

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carvalho THUMBAntonio Carvalho has been cut by the UFC.

The Ontario fighter confirmed the unfortunate news today via twitter:

“I have been cut by the UFC. Too many FW’s on roster & need to cut back. Business is that way. Only love for the UFC. Hopefully be back. Thx!”

Carvalho was 2-2 in the UFC with his most recent fight being a TKO loss to Darren Elkins in a fight that many believe was stopped prematurely by referee Yves Lavigne at UFC 158.  Carvalho was on a two fight win streak prior to that loss.

Undoubtedly, Carvalho’s UFC highlight came in his video game-like KO of Daniel Pineda at UFC 149 in Calgary, Alberta.  Although he did not win Knockout of the Night due to Ryan Jimmo’s quick KO, he did provide much needed excitement to a rather lacklustre event.

The always classy Carvalho hopes to back in the UFC in the near future.  Top MMA News wishes him all the best in his next fights in hopes he makes a speedy return to the big show where he belongs.

19 Responses to “ Antonio Carvalho Cut By UFC ”

  1. Cody Rempel says:

    Substance Cage Combat should sign him for June 29

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  2. This is super disappointing. 2-1 in last three fights. Premature stoppage. Premature cut.

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  3. gnp says:

    feel very bad for tony… He,s class act all the way….its bullshit

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  4. smash says:

    The UFC’s thing used to be if you lose 2 straight your job was in jeopardy. Now if you lose one fight, have a premataure stoppage, maybe get caught once, your job is in jeopardy. Its crazy, and total bullshit that Carvalho got cut. Not to mention he lost to a guy on a 4 fight winstreak lol what a joke

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  5. Graham Weenk says:

    Very surprizing, 145 is over stocked how is Leonard Garcia still in and Antonio out?? 1-5 in the UFC and not cut, Antonio goes L-W-W-L and cut. I don’t get it

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  6. Graham Weenk says:

    Garcia actually 2-7 counting his 1st UFC stint, 5 fight losing streak and keeps his job over Antonio… hope Antonio gets back in there soon

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  7. gnp says:

    100% correct graham , obviously they have their favorites…Dan Hardy is another

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  8. Andrew Elliott says:

    Bullshit!

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  9. Louden swain says:

    Makes no sense at all. Fuck!

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  10. BodySnatcher says:

    that’s fucked up and un-deserved, if they are cutting guys after 2 wins and a loss I can think of a ton of 155’ers who need to be chopped form the ufc

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  11. BodySnatcher says:

    sorry to hear about that carvalho

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  12. Robin Black says:

    A travesty.

    Just absolutely the wrong decision on every level.

    I’m really sorry to hear this Tony.

    Considering the incredible experience you have worldwide as a Martial Artist, I can’t believe how young you still are. Lots and lots of time.

    Go make some nice money in China at One FC then return and continue the campaign.

    Proud to be a fan.

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  13. Shinobi says:

    LOL Cut Pato but keep Mitch Clarke in there when he’s 0-2 lol lol what a joke

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  14. Anthony says:

    what a crock of BS!!! that’s one thing about the UFC business, there’s too much favoritism. There’s no real standard, they treat all their fighters differently. You gotta be a brown noser and crawl up dana ‘proud to be’ white’s ass if you wanna stay around. FUCKERY

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  15. Don't Call Me Leon says:

    Well if it’s any stipulation Leonard Garcia has now been released.

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  16. Donald Duck says:

    Leon,

    I don’t think ‘stipulation’ was the work you were going for. Please, we already have Bobby and Showtime beating up the language they don’t need help.

    Donnie

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  17. CM says:

    Donnie,

    I don’t think ‘work’ was the word you were going for. Please, we already have Bobby, Showtime and now Leon beating up the language they don’t need help.

    CM

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  18. CM says:

    Shitty deal for Tony though… he’s more deserving of a roster sport than some of the guys they kept. He’ll be back though, I’m sure.

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  19. alex says:

    garcia got cut now too. are you guys all happy? does that make carvalho less cut?

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