UFC News: Thomas, Speer and Hironaka Cut

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Reported in the print edition of the Wrestling Observer, MMA veteran Din Thomas (22-8), TUF 7 Finalist Tommy Speer (9-3) and Shooto veteran Kuniyoshi Hironaka (11-5) have been cut by the UFC.

This latest trimming is part of a overall plan to cut 25% of the current UFC fighter roster. UFC officials have stated that the cuts are to insure that fighters are able to schedule fights and avoid long layoffs.