The FOX Sports 1 card held on January 17 had tons of excitement that left fans pleased. When the event was all said and done, we were left with a new bantamweight champion in Dominick Cruz, who pulled off one of the most remarkable comeback stories in UFC history by recapturing his belt after multiple injury setbacks.

Eddie Alvarez emerged as the favorite to be the next No.1 Contender in the lightweight division by pulling off the upset against the former kingpin and champion of the lightweight division in Anthony Pettis. On the controversial side of things, eye pokes from Travis Browne that led to a victory against Matt Mitrione left a gruesome injury to his eye that was trending all over the internet. Following a night of action packed fights, let’s take a look at which fighters are in jeopardy of receiving their pink slip from the UFC.

Daron Cruickshank

Cruckshank suffered his third consecutive loss inside of the Octagon when he was submitted in the third round by Paul Felder. In this entertaining fight, Cruickshank was winning a back-and-forth exchange on the judges’ score cards going into the last round until getting choked out by Felder. It seems that the rear naked choke has become Cruickshank’s kryptonite, with all of his last three losses coming via that same submission.

Cruickshank is a very entertaining fighter who always puts on a performance for the fans, which is why the UFC brass might give him one more chance in the promotion, but with his record in his last six fights being 1-4 with a No Contest as well, it is very hard to see the “Detroit Superstar” having his next fight under the UFC banner. If he does indeed get cut by the promotion, I believe he will be able to string together a couple of wins on the small circuit and be able to re-solidify himself with the world’s top promotion.

Tim Boetsch

Boetsch has now suffered his third loss in a row, and with his last two fights coming from the knockout blow, I believe it is time for Boetsch to finally hang up the gloves. “The Barbarian” has been a veteran in the UFC, being apart of the promotion dating back to 2008, but since his split decision win over Hector Lombard back in 2012, he has not looked impressive.

Since that win he has gone 2-6, with five of those losses being finishes. At this point in his career, Boetsch needs to retire, rather than getting cut from the UFC.

About The Author

Jake Schneider
Staff Writer

Jake Schneider is a student at the University of Rhode Island who is currently looking to pursue a double major in Communications and Journalism. He is an MMA fanatic who has been following the sport for years. He began to share his wealth of knowledge and opinions on the sport to many of his family members and friends as well as various MMA forums online. His love and passion for the sport has been able to make many people that are a part of his life fans of mixed martial arts as well. His insight of the sport both inside and outside of the cage is what makes his analysis on fights and individual fighters so well informed.