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UFC releases Heavyweight veteran despite winning record inside the Octagon

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is no stranger to thinning its roster from time-to-time to make space for new talent and/or part ways with fighters who just don't pan out.

However, the promotion's latest firing is a bit of a head-scratcher and may raise an eyebrow or three.

According to MMA FightingJared Rosholt was released by the ZUFFA-owned company following his loss to Roy Nelson, which went down at UFC Fight Night 82 back in February.

The kicker?

Rosholt's loss was his first in four appearances, as he had currently been riding high with an impressive three-fight win streak. In fact, Rosholt has only two losses inside the Octagon to go along with six victories.

While the promotion rarely -- if at all -- gives any reason for cutting a fighter, it's safe to assume his performance against "Big Country" didn't sit too well. Rosholt, for the most part- didn't offer up much offense, opting to play defense for the majority of the fight in what could have been an attempt to avoid Nelson's heavy hands (full fight recap here). Of course, we can speculate all we want, but until UFC says otherwise, it may simply be they felt it was time to part ways with "The Big Show."

Onward and upward.

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