Jake Rosholt received the news that every UFC fighter dreads today – that he had been cut from the promotions roster.
Speaking via twitter earlier today he had appeared in good spirits as he headed out to a restaurant for lunch. A few hours later his mood had soured as he revealed, “Not a good day. Just found out I got cut by the #UFC.”
Rosholt had suffered the second loss of his UFC career at UFC 106 a little over a week ago when Kendall Grove caught him in a triangle choke in the first round of their undercard bout.
It left him with a precarious 1-2 record in the organization, having previously lost to Dan Miller in his debut, and then bounced back by submitting Chris Leben at UFC 102. That victory also earned him the Submission Of The Night award.
It appears that performance was not enough for the UFC to keep him on the roster after his most recent defeat. With an overall pro record of 6-2, and previous experience in the WEC, it is unlikely that the former wrestler will have difficulty in finding a new promotion to call home. At the age of 27 there is still time for him to take a second run in the UFC in the future if he can get back to winning ways.
Rosholt is the second fighter to be cut after UFC 106, with Brock Larson also being released following his defeat by Brian Foster. Like Rosholt, 32 year old Larson initially joined the UFC after the WEC’s heavier weight divisions were disbanded. He departs with a 2-2 record, leaving him 26-4 in his mma career to date.