Clements would be on a two-fight skid if Matt Riddle hadn’t tested positive for marijuana use after beating him, and it’s likely the UFC brass hasn’t forgotten the fight simply because of the outcome being changed to a No Contest. Falling to Thompson won’t be a deathblow to his run in the UFC but he’ll definitely be in a “must win” position the next time he sets foot in the Octagon. An opponent like Zak Cummings would work based being a beatable opponent who is still dangerous enough to take Clements out.
Last Saturday night wasn’t the end of the world for any fighter who exited UFC 165 as a loser. However, coming up short at the event could mark the end of said athlete’s employment in the UFC depending on how action unfolded in Toronto. With the show in the books, it’s time to take a look at exactly how bleak the future is for the men whose stock took a hit in defeat. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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