The Canadian Press recently caught up with UFC President Dana White to get his thoughts on the passing of Tapout founder Charles Lewis aka Mask: “But I’m going to tell you right now, you couldn’t meet a nicer guy, a more friendly, outgoing guy, a more loyal guy. He really was a good person. He’s one of the pioneers, one of the legends of this sport. This guy was selling T-shirts out of the trunk of his car and when we first got involved with the UFC, we met them. We really liked them, we liked their energy. They were good people and we got together and we started doing all this grassroots marketing together – the UFC and Tapout. They were very loyal to us and we were very loyal to them. And it sucks to see a guy who has worked so hard his whole life, to finally make it and break through, and then have something like this happen to him.”

MMAScoops.com. is reporting that the UFC continued its infamous roster cuts as light-heavyweight fighter Mike Patt and Irish welterweight Thomas Egan are the latest roster cut victims. Patt went 0-2 in the UFC with losses to Tim Boetsch at UFC 88 and the most recent loss to Brandon Vera at UFC 96. News of Egan’s release was reported by MMAScoops.com. Egan suffered a loss in his lone UFC appearance to Jon Hathaway at UFC 93 in Dublin. Egan’s coach John Kavanagh of SBG Dublin had this to say to MMAScoops.com regarding Egan’s release from the UFC: “To be honest, I thought got in there early anyway. He’s only 20 years old and he only had three professional fights before fighting in the UFC,” said Kavanagh. “We’re not disappointed at all with the news. It means he can get active on the UK and Ireland circuit and get more experience. “We will get some more fights under his belt and the next time he is called up he will be ready.”