UFC Drops Richie Hightower and Jordan Radev

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According to MMA Agent Ken Pavia, the UFC has informed him that two of his have fighters, Richie Hightower and Jordan Radev, been dropped from the UFC promotion.

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 guys’ 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. “He is young, so why ruin him?” I will keep this kid working for sure.

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Date:

December 29, 2007

Venue:

Mandalay Bay Events Center: Las Vegas, Nevada

Broadcast:

Pay-Per-View @ 10 pm EST

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