UFC Releases Sean McCorkle

Heavyweight Sean McCorkle has been released from his UFC contract, the fighter confirmed with MMA Fighting on Friday.

The news was first reported by Five Ounces of Pain.

McCorkle (10-2) enjoyed a successful UFC debut in September, submitting Mark Hunt in just 67 seconds. However, things went downhill for the 34-year-old after that.

Thanks to some clever Internet marketing, McCorkle helped propel himself all the way to the co-main event of UFC 124 against Stefan Struve in just his second fight for the organization. Unfortunately for "Big Sexy," Struve defeated him via first-round TKO.

McCorkle then lost to Christian Morecraft via second-round submission at UFC Fight Night 24 last month.

When asked for a comment, McCorkle wrote via text message:

"I want to thank the UFC for giving me an opportunity that I had not earned, giving me very favorable match-ups, and hyping me far more than my talent warranted."

He then quickly added:

"Oh, I'm sorry, I thought was writing a statement for Matt Mitrione."

Nice to see McCorkle's sense of humor is still very much in tact.

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