Six-fight MMA pro Max Rohskopf has been released by the UFC following his promotional debut loss to Austin Hubbard last June. News of the release was first reported on Wednesday by Damon Martin and Guilherme Cruz of MMA Fighting.
Rohskopf’s fight in June was a short-notice appearance, filling in for Joe Solecki on only a few days notice. Rohskopf lost the fight in-between the second and third round after opting to not continue.
Controversy surrounded the fight as some perceived Rohskopf opting to quit as an unconventional way to end a fight.
“I know it’s frowned upon, but guess what? Anybody that would talk s*** about you quitting isn’t in there fighting,” said UFC President Dana White in a post-show interview following Rohskopf’s performance.
The fight saw Rohskopf have a solid first round, although as the fight continued Hubbard’s pace started to dictate the action. In the final minutes of the fight, Hubbard was connecting with combinations of strikes to Rohskopf.
The fight was the first loss for Rohskopf in professional MMA. The 28-year-old fighter had obtained five wins on the regional MMA scene from 2018 to 2020.