Middleweight Jake Rosholt has been released by the UFC following his submission loss nine days ago at UFC 106 in Las Vegas.
"Not a good day. Just found out I got cut by the UFC," the four-time All-American and 2003 NCAA Division 1 wrestling champion announced Monday on his Twitter account.
Rosholt joined the Zuffa family last year as a highly touted member of the Team Takedown, a group of decorated collegiate wrestlers turning to MMA. Rosholt was only 16 months into his competitive MMA career and was a victor of four regional fights in Oklahoma.
Rosholt debuted at WEC 36 in November 2008 against Nissen Osterneck and won by second-round TKO. By the end of the year, Rosholt was transferred to the UFC after the WEC eliminated its 185-pound division.
Rosholt made his UFC debut in February and lost in 63 seconds when he was caught in a guillotine choke by Dan Miller. Rosholt won his next fight, putting Chris Leben to sleep with an arm-triangle and winning Submission of the Night in the process.
At UFC 106, Rosholt lost to Kendall Grove by triangle choke in the first round of the Spike TV opener.
The release comes as a bit of a surprise, but Rosholt should have little difficulty finding a new promotion to fight for.