Dana White Explains Yuskin Okama’s Release From The UFC

UFC President, Dana White has came out and said just why the Las Vegas based promotions decided to cut Yushin Okami despite his high rank and seven years with a stellar record inside the octagon, revealing the man dubbed “Thunder” was unable to win a big one.

Dana, speaking to Yahoo! Sports had this to say:

“He’s been with us forever. He was always a tough guy and was right up there, but it’s almost like he’d become a gatekeeper. I like Okami, and you’ve heard me say this many times, that a win over Yushin Okami meant something. But, he was never able to get over the hump and win one of those [significant] fights. We have a lot of guys coming in and I’ve been saying this all year: We have a full roster and there are guys who deserve opportunities. When you bring guys in, someone has to go. That’s why these fights are so meaningful.”

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