The UFC typically waits until a fighter has lost a number of consecutive clashes before handing out a release, sometimes even allowing athletes to drop 3-4 fights in a row before dropping the hammer. However, such luxuries apparently aren’t afforded to competitors whose style isn’t aesthetically pleasing or who draw the attention of Secret Service agents.
Jacob Volkmann, whose wrestle-heavy approach in the Octagon and statements about President Barack Obama haven’t resulted in a ton of supporters, has been cut by the UFC after suffering a submission loss to Bobby Green earlier this month. Prior to the stumble Volkmann had won six of his seven fights.
Volkmann announced the company’s decision via Tweet, telling fans, “Was just cut from the UFC today. I want to thank the fans, and say I gave it my all. No regrets.”
The 15-4 grappler owns past victories over the likes of Efrain Escudero, Danny Castillo, Antonio McKee, and Shane Roller. Additionally, Volkmann’s hand has been raised seven times due to tap-out.
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