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JON FITCH RUMORS & GOSSIP

Former UFC Title Contender to Make WSOF Debut

Former UFC title contender, Jake Shields (29-7-1), was supposed to have made his World Series of Fighting debut versus Jon Fitch on July 7, but was forced to withdraw due to a training injury. He will make his debut on October 11th in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Coincidentally, the hometown of his opponent Ryan Ford (22-4-0). Shields has won three out of his last four fights, but...
Via Ring Kings
15 days ago  |  Discuss

World Series Of Fighting Will Air Two Shows On NBC In 2014

World Series of Fighting has been airing events on NBC Sports Network since the end of 2012. Now the company will be heading to network television. NBC Sports Group and World Series of Fighting (WSOF) have reached a multi-year agreement extending and broadening NBCSG’s exclusive rights to televise the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts promotion’s events through 2017, it was...
Via Between The Ropes
May 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Perspective: What’s Next for Jon Fitch?

Prior to this weekend’s World Series Of Fighting main event, the general opinion was that Jon Fitch was going to steamroll through Josh Burkman. Fitch had been recently released by the UFC in a move that generated a large amount controversy and negative feedback in the UFC’s direction. Fitch was widely considered to be a top ten welterweight in the world, and had previously submitted...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Jon Fitch “TRT is a joke; devised to let guys who used steriods re-boost their testosterone,” talks WSOF

Jon Fitch is one of the best welterweights to step foot inside the Octagon. Period. You all can argue or praise these words but they cannot be ignored as truth. In his run with the UFC, he was only defeated three times, with the sole stoppage coming from Jonny Hendricks, not even UFC ubermensch GSP could derail the AKA standout. Fighting to a draw with BJ Penn was the only other...
Via Fight Hub TV
May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

World Series of Fighting: Fitch vs. Burkman Tickets on Sale Friday

World Series of Fighting will hit The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas with a stacked world-class Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) event, headlined by a welterweight (170 pounds) rematch between superstars Jon Fitch (24-5) of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Josh “The People’s Warrior” Burkman (25-9) of Salt Lake City, Utah, on [...]
Via BoneSnapper.com
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Jon Fitch speaks for the first time since being cut from the UFC “I felt the cut coming.”

  It could’ve been his refusal to sign over his lifetime rights to then UFC videogame maker THQ, or Fitch coming out and saying that MMA fighters don’t make enough money for what kind of sacrifices they make for 2-3 fights a year if they’re lucky, but it’s clear that the UFC and Jon Fitch have been at odds for more than just a little while. It’s well-worn territory now...
Via Fight Hub TV
March 10, 2013  |  2 Comments

News: UFC Releases 16 Fighters Including Jon Fitch

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. MMAfighting.com’s Ariel Helwani broke the news earlier today, confirming the news with UFC President Dana White. Jon Fitch is 2-2-1...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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...
Via 5thRound.com
February 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Jon Fitch Forced Out of ‘UFC on FUEL TV 4′ with Knee Injury

The injury bug strikes again. According to the Wrestling Observer, a knee injury will force Jon Fitch (Pictured) out of his July 11th scrap against Aaron Simpson. Fitch was looking to bounce back from only the second loss of his UFC career. The former welterweight top contender was put to sleep by Johny Hendricks at UFC 141 this past December. Simpson has spent the majority of...
Via 5thRound.com
June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Jon Fitch injured, forced to pull out of UFC on FUEL TV 4 fight against Aaron Simpson

Well, son of a Fitch. The injury bug is once again working its way through the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) ranks, this time claiming Jon Fitch as its latest victim. The Wrestling Observer reports the perennial top welterweight contender has suffered a knee injury in training that will force him to drop out of his scheduled match-up against Aaron Simpson at UFC on FUEL TV...
Via cheap-heat
June 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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