For former UFC fighter Jake Rosholt, the time has come to consider the next move in his fighting career. Having been released by the world’s leading MMA promotion a few weeks ago, Rosholt is currently a free agent and waiting for his next opportunity.
Erik Fontanez: Let me start out by asking about the release from the UFC. What were your thoughts and feelings right after the release and how did you receive the news?
Jake Rosholt: I got the news from my manager. I was upset but not all that surprised. I knew that it was a possibility.
Jake Rosholt: I went to Randy Couture's gym and worked out one day. Loved it and moved to Vegas about a month later.
Jake Rosholt: I wish I would have got more fights in the WEC. The experience would have been great.
Jake Rosholt: Just that I was gonna go out there and show what I am capable of.
Jake Rosholt: Not really. I just wanted to win.
Jake Rosholt: Dollar signs!
Jake Rosholt: Obviously his length is a difficult thing to train for. He is a good fighter with lots of experience.
Jake Rosholt: What do you think I was thinking about? I was thinking **** that sucks.
Jake Rosholt: I am not sure yet.
Jake Rosholt: I don't know what will happen yet. Strikeforce may be an option. Who would I fight, I don't really care.
Jake Rosholt: I need to improve everywhere. And with time an experience I will.
Jake Rosholt: Just have always wanted to fight him. No particular reason.
Jake Rosholt: Take your time & enjoy the journey.
I have written before that Jake Rosholt has a great deal of potential in this business. His strong background in wrestling, combined with his decent stand up and submission games, is a great foundation to build on and compete with in mixed martial arts. I look forward to seeing Rosholt do his thing in the cage again. I’m sure it will be soon.