Remember that pose because that’s the last time you’ll see it in a UFC octagon. It’s a bummer that the UFC cut Thales Leites from their promotion. You can’t blame him for spending the entire fight trying to bait Anderson Silva into a BJJ match in their UFC 97 bout. When you’re locked in a cage with Silva you need to try something…anything. Dude had a game plan and unfortunately it didn’t work. You also can’t blame Leites for getting booed at UFC 101 in Philadelphia. Philly fans boo Santa Claus. If Philly fans had cancer, they would boo life support.
MMACanada just broke the news that Leites has been dropped from the UFC less than a week after his loss to Alessio Sakara. Yeah we lost money on Leites last weekend (along with everyone that followed our picks on MMAMoneyline). Dude still has Japan, throw him in a grappling match with Imanari or Aoki. That’ll be worth us staying up at 4am in the morning to watch. [Source]