Mr. X Released by UFC

Xavier Foupa-Pokam, known for having one of the coolest names in mixed martial arts, was released today after going 0-2 in the UFC. His manhandling at the hands of Drew McFedries likely provided the impetus for his release.

I’m a bit surprised that Foupa-Pokam was cut. Both of his losses came in a one month period, and XFP was a last-minute replacement in the fight against McFedries. Typically they’ll extend some leniency to guys that help them out like that, but I guess the overwhelming fashion in which he lost to McFedries did him in.

Source: Five Ounces of Pain