UFC cuts middleweight Jake Rosholt
November 30, 2009 07:42 PM
by Dann Stupp on Nov 30, 2009 at 6:05 pm ET
Jake Rosholt will have to fight his way back to the UFC.
The middleweight fighter today confirmed the Ultimate Fighting Championship has dropped him from its roster of middleweight competitors.
The termination comes a week after Rosholt (6-2 MMA, 1-2 UFC), a three-time NCAA Division I national wrestling champion and four-time All-American, suffered a first-round submission loss to Kendall Grove at UFC 106.
"Not a good day," Rosholt wrote on his Twitter account. "Just found out I got cut by the UFC."
Rosholt, who turned pro in July 2007 after his successful amateur wrestling career at Oklahoma State University, defeated Nissen Osterneck in his WEC debut before the organization's middleweight division was folded into the UFC. Rosholt suffered a submission loss to Dan Miller in his February octagon debut but rebounded for a submission win over Chris Leben in August.
The Leben victory, which came at UFC 102, earned the Las Vegas-based fighter a $60,000 Submission of the Night bonus.
Rosholt's 6-2 career record includes four wins via TKO and two via submission.