Who’s at Risk of Being Cut After UFC 299? The Pink Slip Edition

Oh boy, UFC 299 really threw us for a loop, didn’t it? The kind of event that has you on the edge of your seat, popcorn forgotten. At the heart of it all, Sean O’Malley stood tall. He wasn’t just fighting; he was claiming his kingdom, with Marlon Vera as his latest conquest.

Then there’s Dustin Poirier, “The Diamond”. Shiny, unbreakable, and boy, did he sparkle against Benoit St. Denis. A knockout in the second round? Classic Poirier.

But, not everyone’s popping champagne after the fights. Some fighters, well, they’re staring down the barrel of a gun. Metaphorically speaking, of course. It’s the dreaded pink slip I’m talking about.

Take Maryna Moroz, for instance. She and Joanne Wood threw down in a rematch that was nothing short of electrifying. Their first fight was a memory from 2015, but this? This was a battle. Moroz had her moments, but Wood, with a spinning back fist that came out of nowhere, sealed the deal. A split-decision win and a graceful exit for Wood after a commendable 25-fight career.

Moroz, though? She’s in a tough spot. Three losses in a row, and it’s been a minute since her hand was raised in victory. The last win? Against Mariya Agapova, back at UFC 272. Submission, if you’re curious.

And then there’s Josh Parisian. Talk about a rough patch. The guy’s never faced a three-fight losing streak until now. His dance with Robelis Despaigne at UFC 299 was short and not so sweet. A right hand, an uppercut, and bam, down he went. All in 18 seconds. Ouch.

Since his UFC debut didn’t go as planned against Parker Porter, Parisian’s record’s been a bit of a rollercoaster. Now, with a 2-5 in the bag and this latest loss, he’s gotta be wondering if his UFC days are numbered.

So, yeah, UFC 299 was a mixed bag. Heroes were made, legends continued, and for some, the future’s looking a bit uncertain. But that’s the fight game for you—unpredictable, unforgiving, and utterly captivating.

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