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As expected, Jon Fitch (Pictured) wasn’t standing in the unemployment line for long. According to MMAFighting.com, the former UFC welterweight top contender has agreed to join World Series of Fighting.
Fitch is expected to make his promotional debut at WSOF 3, which takes place June 14 at a yet-to-be determined venue in Las Vegas.
The UFC set off a firestorm last month when they unexpectedly fired Fitch. UFC President Dana White cited the 34-year-old’s decline, high price tag and less than thrilling fight style as the reasons behind his release.
Although Fitch owns a respectable 24-5-1 (1 NC) professional record, he’s gone just 1-2-1 over his past four outings. His salary for UFC 127 and UFC 153 were not disclosed because they took place overseas.
However, he scored an average of $63,000 just to show up for UFC 141 and UFC 156. Five scraps ago he pocketed $54,000 to show.
Fitch’s price tag, albeit likely decreased, didn’t appear to be an issue for the up-start mixed martial arts promotion.
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Former No.1 Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight contender and consensus Top 10-ranked mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter Jon Fitch has inked a deal with World Series of Fighting (WSOF), according to ESPN.com.
The American Kickboxing Academy (AKA)-trained standout has reportedly agreed to a four-fight contract.
Fitch has kept a low profile since his stunning UFC release...
Jon Fitch has officially signed with World Series of Fighting reports MMA Fighting. The terms of the deal where not revealed but it looks like Fitch will be making his promotional debut in their third show on June 14th. Was hoping to see Fitch land in Bellator and face their champion Ben Askren. May not seem like the most exciting match up ever but it would be a great way to...
It isn’t every day where a unanimously agreed upon top-ten contender is let go from the UFC then treated like a pariah by the reigning number two organization, but that’s what happened over the last month. After falling to Demian Maia, Jon Fitch was released, then all but ignored by Bellator Fighting Championships’ CEO Bjorn Rebney, who let the world know that they “have...
Former UFC Welterweight Jon Fitch has signed a deal with the World Series of Fighting this week. Terms of the deal have not been fully disclosed yet but what is known is that it was a four fight deal. Many are speculating that Fitch will make his WSOF debut at the organization’s third event, June [...]
World Series of Fighting 3
When: June 14th, 2013
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
How: NBC Sports Network
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