UFC matchmaker Joe Silva explains:
The day needed a pick-me-up so I called UFC matchmaker Joe Silva to check the progress of my guysâ€™ fights. He said he was still working on it but then informed me they would be releasing two of them, Jordan Radev and Richie Hightower.
While I protested, he made good points. Jordan just lost to Dean Lister at the last UFC to bring him to 0-2 in the show. He is a Bulgarian Olympic wrestler who had killed it in Europe going 11-1.
Joe Silva said we would be doing a disservice to this kid to throw him into the 170 mix at this stage of his development. â€œHe is young, so why ruin him?â€ I will keep this kid working for sure.