Many fans remember Shane Roller's three-fight losing streak, even if
they forget he won his most recent bout to save his UFC career.
With no clear-cut system for how the UFC dishes out pink slips, Roller
simply was relieved when he avoided the ax earlier this year. But he
think there's a reason for it.
"I think all my fights are exciting," he told MMAjunkie.com
(www.mmajunkie.com/radio). "I come after everybody, and I put on a
pretty good show, so I think that's why they kept me aroun read news >>
Jacob Volkmann came out kicking against Shane Roller in their Oct. 5 matchup at UFC on FX 5, and he feels the unexpected strategy helped him score his first finish in the Octagon. read news >>
After a difficult run in the UFC, Shane Roller is apparently calling it a career. read news >>
Following a quick submission loss at this past weekend's UFC on FX 5 card, it appears Shane Roller will retire.
The lightweight fighter on Monday said on his Twitter account that he has decided to move on to new things after his loss to Jacob Volkmann in Minneapolis on Friday night.
"Looks like I'm hanging up the gloves for good," Roller stated. "It was fun, but time to move on. Sux that it ended like that. Now startn (sic) the next chapter!!"
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UFC fighter Shane Roller on Monday announced his retirement from fighting following a loss to Jacob Volkmann at Friday night's UFC on FX 5. read news >>
MINNEAPOLIS - Love or hate him, Jacob Volkmann keeps winning, and he's giving his critics less ammo to aim at him.
Often blasted for his wrestling-dominant game, Volkmann make quick work of fellow lightweight Shane Roller and choked him out with a slick first-round rear-naked choke.
The UFC on FX 5 preliminary-card bout, which took place Friday night at Minneapolis' Target Center, aired on FUEL TV and preceded the evening's FX-broadcast main card.
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Shane Roller faces fellow three-time All-American collegiate wrestler Jacob Volkmann on Oct. 5 at UFC on FX 5. read news >>
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LAS VEGAS - Shane Roller played the roll of spoiler on Saturday night and staved off a possible pink slip while he was at it.
After electing to stand with John Alessio in the first round, Roller used a controlling ground attack in the second and third to pick up a unanimous decision win. Roller kept Alessio from a victory in the 50th fight of his professional career and snapped a three-fight skid to likely save his job.
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No fighter from this past weekend's UFC on FX 8 event put on a more electrifying performance than headliner Vitor Belfort, who blasted Luke Rockhold with a violent first-round spinning heel kick. It gave him a boost in the latest USA TODAY Sports and MMAjunkie.com MMA rankings. read news >>
Chris Camozzi wanted a fight with a top 10 opponent, but he certainly didn't expect it to come on two weeks' notice. read news >>
Jay Hieron has faced his share of ups and downs over the years – perhaps more than his fair share – but he says that it's all culminated in the perfect time to make his UFC return. read news >>