UFC Cuts Will Chope, Pulls Fight Night 38 Fight After Domestic Abuse Past Revealed
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.23.2014
He is no longer with the company...
Will Chope will not fight at UFC Fight Night 38, or in the UFC again at all. After the Bleacher Report uncovered information that Chope was kicked out of the Air Force for assaulting his wife and threatening her with a knife in 2009, the UFC yanked Chope's bout with Diego Brandao and cut him from the roster.
UFC officials made the news official today, announcing, "The UFC does not condone behavior of this nature whatsoever and Chope has been released from his contract." They added that Brandao will be paid his show money and the bonus he would have made from a win.
Chope apologized to his opponent and the UFC, posting the following:
Im truly sorry we cant fight tonight Diego. I apologize to the @ufc as well and will do everything I can to make this right