Max Rohskopf returns to stop Jeff Creighton in first round at Cage Warriors 126

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It appears Max Rohskopf still has plenty of fight left in him.

Rohskopf (6-1) returned for the first time since getting released by the UFC in August 2020 to score a first-round TKO of Jeff Creighton in a dominant performance at Cage Warriors 126 on Sunday.

Rohskopf, who infamously called off his own UFC debut, had to endure plenty of criticism in the past year. The formerly unbeaten prospect elected to retire on the stool after enduring a beating from Austin Hubbard at UFC on ESPN 11 in June 2020, despite his coach Robert Drysdale’s greatest efforts to get him to continue. After Rohskopf refused to get off the stool at the end of Round 2, referee Mark Smith waved the fight off, prompting the UFC to cut Rohskopf after just one fight.

But after some time to reflect, during which he deleted his social media accounts, Rohskopf’s flame was reignited, and just over a year later, he finds himself back in the win column in a big way. The 26-year-old has finished all six of his pro wins.

Cage Warriors 126 results include:


  • Kyle Stewart def. John Poppie via TKO (punch) – Round 1, 4:10

  • Joseph Morales def. Kevin Wirth via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Zac Pauga def. Terrance Jean-Jacques via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

  • Brandon Laroco def. Alex Trinidad via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 3:13

  • Max Rohskopf def. Jeff Creighton via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:21


  • Jamie Lynch def. Josh Nakagawa via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

  • Damon Wilson def. John Buttner via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:15

  • Cody Davis def. Enrique Marte via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) – Round 3, 5:00