8 Apr 2011 14:03:55 PM
After consecutive stoppage losses to Stefan Struve in December and Christian Morecraft last month at ‘Nogueira vs. Davis‘, Sean “Big Sexy” McCorkle has been released by the UFC, according to FiveOuncesofPain.
McCorkle’s path to the UFC was completely unprecedented. Before getting called up to the big show, the Indianapolis-based fighter was 9-0 as a superheavyweight, and had never competed at 265 pounds. But his “Internet fame” as an outrageous poster on the Underground Forum helped put him on the UFC’s radar, and he was signed for the opening bout at UFC 119 in his hometown. McCorkle did a few brilliant pre-fight interviews and went on to submit PRIDE/K-1 legend Mark Hunt in just 63 seconds. Unfortunately, it would be the last time he’d find success in the Octagon.
McCorkle has not yet released a statement on the UG, and his last tweet was something unrelated about McDonald’s, early this morning. We wish Big Sexy all the best in his future endeavors…Read More ADD COMMENTS (169) DIGG THIS