Anyone know what's going on with Clementi?

Is he looking to sign with any other promotions? I think they (UFC) have underestimated him here as he is a good draw for the fans interested in technique and a tactical fight.

Still can't believe this guy got cut after only conceding two fights, by decision... Always look forward to him fighting, win lose or draw you're guarenteed to see great technique and a solid fight.

He has wins over stars they're trying to build such as Etim, Guilard and Johnson - do they count for nothing?

Anyway, would be interesting to hear what's going on with him if anyone knows

No Love is good for the sport.

Anything?

No Love is the damn man

I'd like to see him in WEC. They need more guys at 155 anyway.

clementi is a great fighter hopefully he makes it back one day

in the mean time, im sure he wont have any touble finding a new promotion

walr?s - 
taylork3 - 

1) Is he looking to sign with any other promotions? I think they (UFC) have underestimated him here as he is a good draw for the fans interested in technique and a tactical fight.

2) Still can't believe this guy got cut after only conceding two fights, by decision... Always look forward to him fighting, win lose or draw you're guarenteed to see great technique and a solid fight.

3) He has wins over stars they're trying to build such as Etim, Guilard and Johnson - do they count for nothing?

4) Anyway, would be interesting to hear what's going on with him if anyone knows

 
1) He doesn't have "great" technique. Din Thomas did whatever he wanted with him when they fought. Guys like Din have "great" technique". If you want to watch lightweights with technique, there's B.J. Penn, Kenny Florian, Nate Diaz, Diego Sanchez, Joe Stevenson, Thiago Tavares, Hermes Franca, Joe Lauzon, Gleison Tibau, Kurt Pellegrino, and many other submission specialists that out class Clementi in the "technique" department all day long.

2) They weren't both decision losses. Gleison Tibau choked him out in the first round of his last fight a few weeks ago. He also lost more than two fights. He lost five fights with an overall record of 5-5 in the UFC. Again, he's not that technical. He's a poor man's "jack of all trades" that garbage picks against the bottom of the division or inexperienced fighters.

3) Etim and Guillard are not great fighters and Johnson only had 4 fights under his belt when they fought, so yes those fights don't count for much when you couple them with all the losses.

4) He's probably out getting his eyebrows waxed and his toenails painted.


Alright, I was half asleep writing this with regards to the 'two decision' losses - overlooking the Tibau guillotine

The point was he was being promoted as being the gatekeeper that was stopping promosing up and comers

On technique, he has plenty of tricks up his sleeve and is always great fun to watch. While he may not be the best kickboxer or best wrestler, he's very well rounded and has that crafty veteran edge (same with Danzig) that makes him always worth watching.

Either way, it's all opinion but it's good to hear from you again Melvin

walr?s - 
taylork3 - 

1) Is he looking to sign with any other promotions? I think they (UFC) have underestimated him here as he is a good draw for the fans interested in technique and a tactical fight.

2) Still can't believe this guy got cut after only conceding two fights, by decision... Always look forward to him fighting, win lose or draw you're guarenteed to see great technique and a solid fight.

3) He has wins over stars they're trying to build such as Etim, Guilard and Johnson - do they count for nothing?

4) Anyway, would be interesting to hear what's going on with him if anyone knows

 
1) He doesn't have "great" technique. Din Thomas did whatever he wanted with him when they fought. Guys like Din have "great" technique". If you want to watch lightweights with technique, there's B.J. Penn, Kenny Florian, Nate Diaz, Diego Sanchez, Joe Stevenson, Thiago Tavares, Hermes Franca, Joe Lauzon, Gleison Tibau, Kurt Pellegrino, and many other submission specialists that out class Clementi in the "technique" department all day long.

2) They weren't both decision losses. Gleison Tibau choked him out in the first round of his last fight a few weeks ago. He also lost more than two fights. He lost five fights with an overall record of 5-5 in the UFC. Again, he's not that technical. He's a poor man's "jack of all trades" that garbage picks against the bottom of the division or inexperienced fighters.

3) Etim and Guillard are not great fighters and Johnson only had 4 fights under his belt when they fought, so yes those fights don't count for much when you couple them with all the losses.

4) He's probably out getting his eyebrows waxed and his toenails painted.



1. LMAO @ Clementi not "having great technique". LOL @ you listing fighters like Lauzon and Hermes who are excellent at BJJ, but have nothing close to great or technical descriptions for their stand-up. This IS MMA, not grappling.

2. Interesting that losses in the UFC can somehow equate to "garbage picking the bottom of the division" against "inexperienced fighters". So it's an excuse for the fighters that he beat because they were "inexperienced", but you dog Rich for using his experience to beat them? You're obviously nonsensical and biased.

3. I agree his wins and losses aren't miraculous enough to justify keeping him on. He's obviously not dominant, but obviously not some chump like you're trying to make him out to be.

4. Weak, grade school type comment.

"Either way, it's all opinion but it's good to hear from you again Melvin"



LOL

I really like watching Rich compete. He's very composed and well rounded.

I hope he turns up at the WEC, he's got a lot of fight left in him.

fabes - I'd like to see him in WEC. They need more guys at 155 anyway.



That's an excellent idea that I don't know why they don't exercise more.

All the weight classes below 55 in the WEC are stacked, and they could add so much more legitimacy by lending fighters they drop, like Clementi, Aurelio, Din Thomas, etc.

 fabes and Uncle Justice have promotion-transferred the correct.

It doesn't always equal a bad thing for guys who get cut from the UFC. Keep in mind Rich runs his own promotions as well. With the UFC, I'm assuming everything is very, very structured and there are very clear expectations. That type of rigidity isn't always a good thing for a fighter.

Not being in the UFC now allows Rich to have more flexibility to find promotions to fight for, and fight more often, while focusing on his other business ventures.

Anyone see him turning up in Affliction or Strikeforce?

Any good match ups in particular out there?

Clementi vs. Gurgel or Diaz in Strikeforce?

He's a fairly big name draw if someone snaps him up

taylork3 - Anyone see him turning up in Affliction or Strikeforce?

Any good match ups in particular out there?

Clementi vs. Gurgel or Diaz in Strikeforce?

He's a fairly big name draw if someone snaps him up



I think there are plenty of interesting match-ups for a vet like Rich with org's who are struggling to round-out their roster.

Overseas, I wouldn't mind seeing him thrown into the DREAM mix with guys like Hansen, Aoki, Ishida, Kawajiri, Buscape, and some of the other LW's.

Rich can also hover between weight classes, so there might be some interesting matchups for him against guys like Sakurai.

Stateside, I'd like to see Rich against the likes of Melendez, Thompson, KJ, and maybe even Nick Diaz. Maybe a fight with Hordecki in Affliction, or with Jorge Masvidal.

Rich is a very well rounded and experienced fighter with even a minute amount of name recognition who could be matched with a lot of non-UFC fighters at LW or WW.

clementi is ok. I can see why they dumped his ass. Your only as good as your last fight.



Lol at him hanging on to that AJ win .

That "garbage picking" line is especially funny when you consider that he won five straight UFC fights, a couple of them on extremely short notice and with a very quick turnaround between UFC 83 and 84. He was doing the UFC's dirty work, but he obviously didn't pick his opponents.



I think the UFC cut him because of his contract ($23,000 + $23,000 in his last fight) and due to the fact that they don't intend to push him to the top anytime soon, so they'd rather not have him on the undercard picking off inexperienced guys like Browning or Nover.



The pay he commands means that the WEC is very unlikely to sign him, since they barely even pay guys like Faber that much. The most likely suitors are Affliction, Strikeforce, DREAM and Sengoku

BzGrappla - clementi is ok. I can see why they dumped his ass. Your only as good as your last fight.



Lol at him hanging on to that AJ win .


Hanging onto that one win?

The guy beat Johnson, Stout, Guillard and Etim - all promising up and comers in the division, before losing a dec. to Blanket Maynard and being decisively beaten by Tibau.

I thought the UFC rule was 3 losses and out?

As mentioned above, pay may be an issue but he was always a fighter worth watching IMO

Rich a solid fighter.
FOr all those keyboard champs posting Id love to see you fight him, much less train with him.

He has solid technique and knows how to control people ont he ground and standing. working out with him taught me a great deal, and i even won a fight by using a simple combo he worked with me on 3 days prior.

clementi is good for this sport.

 UFC 79- Rich Clementi Vs. Melvin Guillard