UFC Cuts Trigg, Coleman, Nover and Hague

Times are hard in this this economy. The UFC made quick work, cutting UFC Hall of Famer Mark Coleman shorty after his loss to Randy Couture in the main event at UFC 109. Also cut, former UFC welterweight contender Frank Trigg after his weak performance against Matt Serra.

UFC 109 undercard fighters Phillipe Nover and Tim Hague are also on that list. Nover, a TUF veteran, was expected to be one of the UFC’s top prospects following the show, but after going 0-3 in the UFC, he was let go.

The UFC roster is very tight, named fighters are being let go after just two loses and newcomers know every fight is a must win.

No More Blacking Out For Phillipe Nover In 2010

Phillipe Nover says he has figured out his fainting issues and is prepared to take on Rob Emerson at UFC 109 on Feb. 6th.

UFC 109: Phillipe Nover vs Rob Emerson


A lightweight battle between TUF alums Phillipe Nover and Rob Emerson is signed for UFC 109 on February 6 from the Mandalay Bay Casino in Las Vegas, NV.

Nover (6-2-1), has had a rough start as a UFC fighter, losing his first two fights in the UFC to Efrain Escudero and Kyle Bradley. Nover was scheduled to take on Sam Stout at UFC Fight Night 19, but suffered a seizure the day of the fight.

Emerson (8-8), is also on a two fight skid, losing to Kurt Pellegrino and Rafael dos Anjos. Emerson’s entertaining fights and hard fought losses have kept him relevant in the UFC.

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