UFC News: David Tarell Released From The UFC

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Updated: February 21, 2008
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According to GracieFighter, David Tarrell has been official released from his contract by the UFC. Tarell once considered one of the top up-and-comers in the sport, has not been active fighting since 2006, due to pay issues and injuries.

Tarell holds one of only two black belts given by Cesar Gracie, the other one being fellow training partner Nick Diaz.

Tarell holds wins over Matt Lindland, Scott Smith, and Joey Villasenor. He is best know for knocking out Matt Lindand in just 24 seconds at UFC 49.

In an attempt to make a comeback, Tarell was scheduled to fight Ed Herman at UFC 78, but was forced out with an ankle injury.

David Terrell has been officialy released from his UFC contract.

Plagued by injuries and unhappy with the financial terms of his bout agreements, Terrell sat out the remainder of his contract. Now focused on getting his career back on track, Terrell will be looking to signing and fighting with another organization.

Tarell just turned 30 but has been fighting and training with top level guys since 1999. If Tarell signs with EliteXC he will join his fellow teammates Nick Diaz and Jake Shields.

10 Comments

  1. Thomas

    February 21, 2008 at 8:49 am

    Elite XC seems to be getting some damn fine talent lately.

  2. roy

    February 21, 2008 at 9:02 am

    yeah if they pick him up it would be another good fighter they got on there team

  3. Joe

    February 21, 2008 at 9:48 am

    Good. Not to ass/u/me that's what's going to happen but I want to see Elite XC get more talent.

  4. derek

    February 21, 2008 at 11:16 am

    ufc better stop releasing. they have other fighters to worry about than just giving up randy…

  5. Jon Dean

    February 21, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    UFC 88 "the downfall" … stay tuned. I want to see a year long tournement structure with prize cashes instead of contracts.

  6. Morey

    February 21, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    They have Arlovski, Sanchez, and Koscheck on the undercard of the next UFC so they are going to be releasing the people that they think can't sell fights. Talent and experience takes a back seat to the business. But what I think the UFC should have done was sent him to the WEC to gain more exposure.

  7. freako

    February 22, 2008 at 7:41 am

    Yes Jon;

    Brackets for ufc would be awesome. no more of this political shit.

  8. tom

    February 23, 2008 at 9:55 am

    damn i was looking forward to him VS ed

  9. Kendu

    February 25, 2008 at 1:02 am

    The UFC must realize that by releasing so many popular fighters w/o a steady stream of new talent can and will effect theirstatus amongst MMA fans. I wonder what PPV sales for UFC 82 will be w/o Randy Couture, Chuck Liddell, Matt Hughes or GSP.

  10. F.O.A

    February 25, 2008 at 2:42 am

    fighters are waking up. Call your cable company get hdnet. Time warner is offering it free now. Break up the ufc monopoly.

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