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Jake Rosholt Says The UFC Cut Him

(How quickly they forget that time you totally jumped out of that pool.)

It’s a real bummer of a Monday for Jake Rosholt, as the 8-2 middleweight announced on his Twitter that he’s been cut from the UFC following a first-round submission loss to Kendall Grove at UFC 106.  Rosholt was terse about the whole thing, writing only: "Not a good day.  Just found out I got cut by the #UFC." 

Rosholt, a Division I wrestling champ and four-time All American at Oklahoma State, was undefeated before transitioning from the WEC to the UFC earlier this year, but he’s gone 1-2 since stepping in the Octagon, with his lone win coming via arm triangle chokeout against Chris Leben at UFC 102 in August.  What’s got to make this a really tough pill for Rosholt to swallow is that, right up until he got caught in that triangle, he was dominating Grove.  He pushed him all over the cage, took him down with ease, and appeared to be on his way toward a quick victory.  But one little mistake cost him the fight, and as an extra little kick in the balls he now he finds himself out of a job. 

Obviously some other organization can find a use for him, and it seems very likely that he’ll make his way back to the UFC in the future, but for right now it has to sting knowing that he should be spending his win bonus and thinking about who’s next.  Instead he’s circling the MMA want ads and reusing Ziploc bags to save money.  Just goes to show how easily fortunes change in this sport.  Keep your head up, Jake. 

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Mike Milbury- December 1, 2009 at 8:27 am
@Ouch That hurts: Technically, he was on the prelims at 106. Though if what you're saying is true regarding his contract, then I guess he must be on the televised portion of every card he's on.

As for myself, sorry he was cut, but nothing stood about Rosholt imo. In both his fighting and "personality". Fuck, he's so bland and generic, that friggin' Bruce Buffer forgot his last name.
Ouch That hurts- December 1, 2009 at 6:33 am
I think this is just a reason to get rid of his ridiculous contract, he was guaranteed a maincard spot whenever he fought. The UFC really couldn’t bring him along slowly even if they wanted to.
Earl Jones Jr.- November 30, 2009 at 9:30 pm
No more Rocky Dennis? Say it aint so!
hows taste my pee pee- November 30, 2009 at 5:39 pm
Rosholt won't lose too much. He earns a salary being a member of Team Takedown. Sucks for his financial backers though...
Cock Chestner- November 30, 2009 at 5:33 pm
in other news: kendall grove still sucks.
robthom- November 30, 2009 at 5:07 pm
Bummer. I dont have any idea who Jake Rosholt is, but getting past Leben and whooping on grove sounds like he wasn't a slouch.

I'd rather learn to love Jake Rosholt than continue to tolerate Coleman, ortiz and Baroni.
agentsmith- November 30, 2009 at 4:42 pm
Meanwhile, Leben gets a slot on the undercard of Fight Night 20, despite losing 2 in a row, being one-dimensional as fuck, and generally an average-at-best fighter. Shit really ain't fair, man.
RaginAsian- November 30, 2009 at 4:16 pm
@Skeletor: Ditto.

The WEC needs to be the place where the UFC keeps it's tough bangers who deserve a steady paycheck while bringing up newbies. Two more divisions in the UFC means two more champs and this talent drought wouldn't be as much of a problem.

On topic, I never liked Rosholt much starting with the way he celebrated his barely-squeaked-by win over Osterneck in the WEC. But I don't agree with this cut. 1-2 Ain't bad considering his inexperience and he was giving Grove a handy beating (who I don't like even more and is 3-3 in his last 6) exploitation-of-the-obvious-hole-in-his-game.

Put it this way: if Houston Alexander is still in the UFC (in the shark tank of 205, no less), Jake Rosholt should be allowed one more fight in the historically starved middleweight division.
skeletor- November 30, 2009 at 3:35 pm
Oh well. With that pedigree and talent he shouldn't have been in the UFC this early anyway. He needed to be built up more and the WEC was the perfect place for him. If the UFC decides to fold the WEC into the UFC (witch they should), they need to do something along the lines of the Strikforce Challengers series. It's the only way that they can assure that top level yet novice talent will be ready to compete on the big stage when there time comes.

They are so hell bent on scooping up potential talent an exploiting it before there competitors (SF) do, that they are actually hurting allot of careers.
Merlin- November 30, 2009 at 3:15 pm
Its a little unfortunate but predictable that he would be cut since he is a very a one dimensional fighter, with limited striking & his only real win in the UFC was by submission victory over an alcoholic "Crippler".
Still I would have liked to have seen him in a few more fights, as he can out last & out wrestle almost anyone to a decision ... but that's the UFC's deal & 1 outta 3 no longer cuts it.

He'll be back though. Just needs a few more tools in his box.

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