Ultimate Fighting Championship has released three fighters from its roster, most notably former WEC title challenger Scott Jorgensen.
In addition to Jorgensen, both George Roop and Yui Chul Nam received their walking papers. UFC officials confirmed the cuts to Sherdog.com on Tuesday. The Twitter account UFCFIGHTERSiNFO first brought word that the three fighters were no longer part of the promotion.
Jorgensen, who lost to Dominick Cruz in a bantamweight title bout at WEC 53 before moving to the Octagon, had a rough tenure with the Las Vegas-based promotion. While competing both 135 and 125 pounds, “Young Guns” posted a 4-8 mark, including losses in six of his last seven outings. Jorgensen last competed at UFC Fight Night “Magny vs. Gastelum,” falling to Alejandro Perez via second-round TKO.
Also a WEC veteran, Roop tasted defeat in three of his last four Octagon appearances. The 6-foot-1 Apex MMA representative last fought in September, dropping a unanimous decision to Japanese veteran Takeya Mizugaki to bring his overall UFC record to 4-6.
Nam, known as “The Korean Bulldozer,” had a much briefer UFC stint. After taking a split verdict over Kazuki Tokudome in his debut at “The Ultimate Fighter: China” finale, Nam lost consecutive split decisions to Phillipe Nover and Mike de la Torre in his last two outings.