The UFC website has removed the fighter profiles of Matt Hamill, Nandor Guelmino, and David Mitchell. UFC officials have yet to comment whether they have cut these fighters from their roster, or just temporarily removed them from the website.
Nothing is official yet, but the fact that UFC President Dana White has recently stated that the UFC roster is too full isn’t a good sign for any of these fighters.
The thirty-seven year old Hamill is 1-1 in his last two bouts in the UFC, most recently losing a unanimous decision to the hard hitting Brazilian Thiago Silva. Due to his age, it’s not likely that Hamill has many years of fighting left in him. So he’s not exactly the fighter that the UFC is going to invest a lot of time and money into while there are plenty of younger light heavyweights like Jimi Manuwa out there with more to offer.
Nandor Guelmino is also thirty-seven years old, and lost his first and only fight in the organization at UFC 165 to Daniel Omielanczuk via KO in the third round. Although he’s only lost one fight in the UFC, it’s likely that his age just doesn’t make him a promising prospect to the UFC decision makers.
Cutting David Mitchell should not come as a surprise to anyone. Prior to his UFC debut in 2010, Mitchell had an undefeated professional record of 11-0, winning nine of those bouts by submission, and only two by decision. It seemed that he had a promising UFC career ahead of him. Unfortunately for the thirty-four year old American grappler, he has only gained one victory in his five fights in the UFC, making his UFC record 1-4. His most recent loss to Yan Cobral puts him on a two fight losing streak, and in the UFC, that usually sets the grounds for being cut.
It’s important to note that the UFC has not officially announced cutting any of these fighter from their roster. They have only appeared to be removed from the website. SciFighting will keep a close eye on this matter and provide the latest updates when they are announced.