The UFC has done a little Spring cleaning, removing Bobby Nash and Kailin Curran from its roster, among others.
It appears the UFC has done a bit of pruning to its roster of athletes. According to @UFCFIGHTERSiNFO, a twitter account that monitors UFC roster changes, a number of fighters are no longer with the promotion. The names include fighters who have retired, like Nate Marquardt, or who never actually set foot in the octagon, such as Pietro Menga. In fact, Menga’s release was widely reported back in December.
However, among names previously unknown to have been released are Kailin Curran, who strugged in the strawweight division for considerably longer than most expected, and Bobby Nash.
Curran, fighting out of Reign MMA and a native of Hawaii, went 1-6 in her UFC tenure after starting her professional career 3-0. She had lost four straight, so the cut comes as no surprise. What was surprising was that the UFC kept her around as long as it did. Curran wound up with losses to Paige Van Zant, Aleksandra Albu, Felice Herrig, and others on her record.
Bobby Nash, meanwhile, suffered his third straight loss at UFC Shanghai last November. After entering the UFC on an 8-1 run, Nash was unable to find a win in the promotion. All three losses came via finish. The fighter recently had a baby boy, so while the cut was likely, it certainly comes at an inopportune time.
A full list of fighters removed from the UFC roster today is as follows:
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Galore Bofando, Dmitry Poberezhets, and Francimar Barroso were also previously unannounced cuts. The Bofando cut is a particular surprise, given he was 1-1 in the promotion. That win came via a memorable slam KO against Charlie Ward in July.