UFC Pink Slips: Franca, Wilson, Aurelio and McCully Let Go

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The UFC has handed a few more fighters their walking papers. Remove from the UFC website, Hermes Franca, Chris Wilson, Marcus Aurelio, and Justin McCully.

Its no surprise, longtime UFC lightweight Hermes Franca came in a bit over weight for his UFC 103 matchup with Tyson Griffin and ended up getting pounded out by Griffin in round two.

Chris Wilson went 1-3 in the UFC, losing most recently to Xtreme Couture fighter Mike Pyle by Guillotine Choke at UFC Fight Night 19.

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UFC 103: Tyson Griffin vs. Hermes Franca In The Works


According to MMAWeekly, a lightweight battle between Tyson Griffin and Hermes Franca is in the works for UFC 103 on Sept. 19 in Dallas, TX.

Multiple sources informed MMAWeekly.com that both parties have agreed to the fight and bout agreements should be signed shortly.

For the latest on UFC 103, check out our UFC Rumors section.

UFC Fight Night 17: Hermes Franca Out Against Lauzon With Injury

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The main event fight between Hermes Franca and Joe Lauzon at UFC Fight Night 17 “Lauzon vs Franca” is now off, due to a torn ACL Franca suffered in training.

With the fight just over a week away on Feb. 7, the UFC has some work to do finding a suitable main event replacement.

Hermes Franca via the Underground:

To all my Fans, unfortunately I am not gonna be able to fight UFC 17 in Tampa Florida, I just tore my ACL on my right knee last Saturday….I think you guys deserve to hear that from me. I just want to take care of that, and Joe Lauzon you’re lucky mother fucker lololol (J/K). Thank you UFC, my fans, friends for the support, I was training hard and I was so excited, but there’s nothing I can do, (could be worse), so Hermes Franca will take a break for some recovery and come back stronger than ever like I always do!!!!

The UFC has called out Jeremy Stephens to replace Hermes Franca and take on Joe Lauzon at UFC Fight Night 17.

For the latest on UFC Fight Night 17, check out our MMA Rumors section.