Christmas has come late this year for Jacob “Christmas” Volkmann (Pictured), and the lightweight certainly didn’t receive the present he was hoping for. After posting a 6-4 record in the UFC, Volkmann announced he has been released by the planet’s premier mixed martial arts promotion.
“Was just cut from the UFC today,” Volkmann tweeted late Tuesday night. “I want to thank the fans, and say i gave it my all. No regrets.
The peculiar part about the 32-year-old’s departure is that he didn’t do anything that would typically seal his unemployment status. Volkmann has won six of his last eight scraps and has only lost two of his past three bouts.
However, during Volkmann’s current run, all but one of his victories have come by way of decision. Perhaps his perceived lay-and-pray philosophy started to wear thin on UFC brass. In addition, his controversial post-fight celebratory speeches about US President Barack Obama, which drew him a visit from the Secret Service, didn’t help his cause, either.
Volkmann was most recently seen getting submitted by Bobby Green at UFC 156. The defeat dropped his overall professional record to 15-4.
On a side note, KJ Noons will make his big league debut against Donald Cerrone at UFC 160. The Strikeforce transfer enters the Octagon having lost four of his past five contests, including two straight.