The UFC is the biggest MMA promotion in the world, the competition between the fighters if fierce and there are many young hungry up-and-comers just waiting for their shot in the Octagon. With so much talent across the MMA landscape, fighters in the UFC know that coming up short just won’t cut it.

A fighter can drop a bout, but the second they string together some “L’s”they are on the chopping block fighting for their UFC livelihood.

When the UFC heads to Ginasio do Maracanazinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 25th for ‘UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II’, two men will be fighting to keep their jobs. For two men it’s either win or go home.

 

Fabricio Camoes

Fabricio Camoes is a long-time veteran of the sport, but the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt’s UFC career has not been impressive. In his first run with the company, Camoes went 0-1-1 before he was sent back to the regional circuit. Following his release, Camoes picked up two wins in a four month stretch and was brought back by the UFC.

After winning his first bout by first round submission, Camoes has dropped back-to-back bouts and again, has his back against the wall. The UFC lightweight division is arguably the deepest division in all of MMA and no matter how tough and talented the fighter, three straight losses generally means you are gone.

 

Scott Jorgensen

Scott Jorgensen is an exciting fighter and he has been fighting for Zuffa since 2008. During the time he competed in the WEC bantamweight division, Jorgensen was able to find a lot of success ultimately earning at title shot versus Dominick Cruz.

Ever since the WEC was absorbed into the UFC, it just hasn’t clicked for Jorgensen who is 4-5 in the UFC. Not terrible by any stretch, but not certainly nothing to write home about. What’s got Jorgensen on the hot seat though is his 1-2 record since moving down to flyweight; a much less deep division. Even though he is an entertaining fighter, how can the UFC justify keeping a flyweight who is 1-3?

About The Author

RJ Gardner
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RJ Gardner is a rabid sports fan and a long time MMA enthusiast. After watching UFC 1 at ripe old age of 11 RJ was hooked and his passion for the sport has continued to blossom over the years. RJ has been covering MMA since 2007 and has had work featured on Bleacher Report, SI.com, CBSSports.com and UFC.com. RJ is also a Petroleum Transportation Operations Manager during the day.