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Jacob Volkmann Released from the UFC Following Loss to Bobby Green

Oct 5, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Jacob Volkmann talks with the media after his bout with Shane Roller (not pictured) at the UFC on FX 5 at the Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Kluckhohn-USA TODAY Sports
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Damon MartinContributor INovember 18, 2016

A 6-4 record overall wasn't enough to save Minnesota wrestler Jacob Volkmann from the UFC's cut list, as the fighter was released from his contract on Tuesday.

Volkmann was 2-2 in his last four fights with the promotion, bouncing back-and-forth between wins and losses:

The Minnesota lightweight shared the news of his release via Twitter on Tuesday.

Starting out in the UFC as a welterweight, Volkmann dropped his first two fights in a row to Paulo Thiago and Martin Kampmann before making the move down to lightweight.

Once he was at 155 pounds, Volkmann put together five straight victories, but his biggest attention came outside the cage after he made some controversial comments about fighting President Barack Obama that ended with him receiving a visit from Secret Service officials.

The comments not only landed Volkmann in hot water with the government, but actually earned him a suspension from his job as a wrestling coach in Minnesota. Volkmann was reinstated but then found himself suspended again after making comments following his fight with Efrain Escudero at UFC 141.  White Bear Lake high school eventually gave Volkmann back his job as coach.

Volkmann's outspoken political views continued in subsequent fights, but his winning streak came to a close with a loss to Paul Sass at UFC 146 when he lost by triangle choke.

He bounced back with his next win, where he throttled former WEC contender Shane Roller in the first round in his home state of Minnesota at UFC on FX 5.

That led to Volkmann's latest fight where he took on former Strikeforce competitor Bobby Green. A back-and-forth fight early saw Green take over late, finally putting Volkmann away with a rear-naked choke in the third round with less than a minute to go in the bout.

Following the loss, Volkmann received his walking papers from the UFC and now looks to continue his career in a new promotion as he works to earn his way back to the Octagon.

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