Santos was brought to the UFC to compete in their newly inaugurated bantamweight division and to challenge champion Ronda Rousey in a much anticipate superfight, however, the former featherweight champion refused to drop down to 135 lbs citing an inability to make the cut.
UFC president Dana White went as far as hiring Mike Dolce to help Santos make the cut from 165 lbs to 135 lbs. Dolce stated that she could have easily made the weight.
However, Santos and her manage Ortiz refused to endanger Santos' life by cutting the extra weight.
Due to Santos inability to make the bantamweight division, the UFC has elected to release her from her UFC contract.
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