Post-UFC 218: On the Chopping Block
The Ultimate Fighting Championship was in Detroit, Michigan this past Saturday night for UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2. It was one of the best events of the year with two fight of the year contenders. With the action now past, let's take a look at which of the evening’s competitors we may no longer see going to work inside the Octagon...
ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK
The Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series fighter made his UFC debut against Justin Willis to open UFC 218. Crowder was no match for Willis and was quickly knocked out by the American Kickboxing Academy product. Crowder is simply too small to be competitive at heavyweight. Perhaps the UFC keeps him around to help give another fighter a win, but it’s also possible that he gets cut from the organization after an uncompetitive debut.
Returning from a 2.5 year absence from the Octagon is never easy, but Magana was thoroughly outclassed and defeated by Amanda Cooper at UFC 218. Magana has lost five straight fights overall and three straight in the UFC. Magana’s fought solid competition, but has not shown she is capable of winning a fight in the promotion. Rarely do fighters get another shot in the UFC after three straight promotion losses. I would not be surprised to see Magana hang up the gloves and move on from the sport after this defeat.