UFC 256 proved to be a roller coaster experience for Brazilian MMA enthusiasts.
Even though Deiveson Figueiredo managed to retain his flyweight strap in what proved to be a “Combat of the Night” overall performance from Brandon Moreno, two longtime veterans — Ronaldo Souza and Junior dos Santos — arrived up quick in their respective outings.
All over again.
For Souza, 41, his knockout loss to Kevin Holland marked his third straight defeat. In point, “Jacare” has now dropped 5 of his very last 7. Dos Santos, meanwhile, has now been knocked out 4 straight situations after finding wiped by Ciryl Gane on the UFC 256 key card.
“Cigano” turns 37 in January.
When requested if it was time for the ex-heavyweight champion to imagine about his preventing long term, promotion president Dana White remarked “I do,” before addressing other media customers at the UFC 256 post-struggle push meeting about the futures of Dos Santos and Souza.
“That’s each individual weekend,” White claimed about more roster cuts. “We’ll be speaking about this upcoming weekend, too, immediately after the fights. It is component of the activity. Involving very last year and future 12 months, you are heading to see a ton of the aged major names moving on and retiring.”
UFC has not been shy about allowing go of its struggle-analyzed veterans. Fabricio Werdum, Anderson Silva, and Yoel Romero, among the others, have all parted approaches with the advertising over the final number of months.
Souza and Dos Santos, unfortunately, could not be considerably behind.