UFC releases Mike Jackson from the roster after Jake Shields UFC PI conflict

Mike Jackson has been the certified worst athlete on UFC’s roster for the last 5 years.

Mike Jackson joined the UFC in 2016, for his professional mixed martial arts debut. He had one amateur bout where he lost via decision prior to joining the organization.

Jackson was tapped to join the promotion following a longtime friendship with UFC matchmaker Mick Maynard when UFC was seeking for an adequate opponent for Phil Brooks (aka CM Punk).

Jackson’s career is far from admirable. He faced fellow newcomer Mickey Gall in his debut and got submitted 45 seconds into the first round. In his second bout, he faced WWE star CM Punk and won via unanimous decision. This win was overturned into a no-contest after tested positive for pot.

His other two professional showings were held in 2022. He faced Dean Barry. When they finally met in the octagon, Barry was disqualified in the first round after intentionally eye-gouging Jackson. His final outing was in October 2022, when he got knocked out by Pete Rodriguez one minute into the first round.

Despite his bad performance in the octagon, Jackson managed to last 6 years under the UFC banner. However, his stint with the biggest MMA promotion in the world finally ended.

Throughout his UFC run, Mike Jackson was pretty controversial. Jackson accepted a DQ win against Barry, DQ wins are highly frowned upon in UFC. After that he went on a rant about white fragility on twitter and caught the attention of MMA vet turned twitter influencer Jake Shields.

The two proceeded to exchange political barbs culminating in a conflict at the UFC PI that led to them both getting banned from the facility.

Many speculate that the two will be capitalizing on their well publicized beef in future with a boxing clash.