Found February 20, 2013 on The Flying Knee MMA:
The Ultimate Fighting Championships made an emphatic statement this afternoon when they announced the release of 16 fighters from their roster. Former welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch was amongst the sixteen fighters cut by the organization.’s Ariel Helwani broke the news earlier today, confirming the news with UFC President Dana White. Jon Fitch is 2-2-1 in his last five fights with losses to Demian Maia and Johny Hendricks, which hardly  justifies a release from his contract. The list of released fighters include: Jon Fitch Wagner Prado Mike Russow Jacob Volkmann Vladimir Matyushenko Che Mills Jay Hieron Terry Etim Paul Sass Jorge Santiago Mike Stumpf Simeon Thoresen C.J. Keith Motonobu Tezuka Josh Grispi Ulysses Gomez With several unexpected names in the list, it appears that the UFC is serious about cleaning out their roster to make room for the incoming Strikeforce fighters.

Jon Fitch Among 16 Fighters Fired by UFC

Looks like we’ll never have to hear that annoying, ‘Will Jon Fitch (Pictured) ever fight teammate Josh Koscheck?’ question anymore. According to MMAFighting, the UFC has released Fitch and his respectable 24-5-1 (1 NC) professional record. Fitch won’t be the only Octagon star headed to the unemployment line. The former welterweight top contender will be joined by 15 other...

Jon Fitch leads the list of 16 fighters cut from the UFC

14-3-1 record with the UFC. 2nd most strikes landed in the promotions history. The perennial number two guy in the welterweight division behind Georges St. Pierre for years. Following a draw with B.J. Penn in Australia with a 1-2 record, Fitch hit a skid dropping two out of his last three. He won't get the chance to come back from it. It's time to say goodbye to one of the...

Jon Fitch Cut From UFC: Why You Shouldn’t Be Shocked

It was expected.

The chopping block: The UFC cuts sixteen fighters including Fitch, Volkmann, Matyushenko.

Today the UFC made the shocking announcement that it would be releasing sixteen fighters from it’s roster. Some were expected (see: Santiago, Hieron) and others were like a blow upside the head, like Jon Fitch. Below is the compiled list of the fighters that Zuffa deemed no longer worthy of a UFC contract. Now which of these guys will move to Bellator or World Series of Fighting...

Dana White Explains Jon Fitch’s UFC Firing

While most mixed martial arts fans remain flabbergasted over Jon Fitch’s (Pictured) unexpected release from the Ultimate Fighting Championship, UFC President Dana White offered up a simple explanation for cutting the former welterweight top contender – Fitch’s price tag is far too high for what he’s been producing of late. And if it don’t make dollars, then it don’t make...

'The Sound and the Fury' Episode III

It's time for the third installment of 'The Sound and the Fury' podcast, and we have another jam packed show for you. This week Dan and Dave get after it right off the hop with the breaking Jon Fitch news. Dave follows with a few questions for Dan in regards to current events in the sport of mixed martial arts and the show ends with team HOV spitting out their picks...

Jon Fitch, Michael Bisping, Roy Nelson, and Donald Cerrone: Contenders who could become champions

Close your eyes and go back in the day, back to your freshmen year and you are at the prom/ homecoming/ winter wonderlust – whichever dance the ASB decided to terrorize the school with, and you see the girl of your dreams across the floor. You feel good, looking fresh in a clean Van Heusen button up, maybe even some Dockers to go with it. If you were cool enough, you might even...

UFC Boss Sends Fighters Stern Warning: Many More Cuts Coming

UFC President Dana White (Pictured) put his entire roster on high alert Wednesday when he handed 16 fighters their pink slips. Former welterweight top contender Jon Fitch’s firing caused the biggest firestorm. White made a few things crystal clear following Thursday’s UFC 157 press conference; being a UFC fighter is a privilege and not a right of passage, the latest cutting...
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