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Jon Fitch expects to announce new deal later this week

Jon Fitch - UFCCountless opinions have been offered on the UFC’s decision to axe perennial contender Jon Fitch after a recent loss despite his past success in the promotion and status as one of the Top 10 welterweights in MMA. However, the one person who hasn’t spoken about the release is Fitch himself.

That changed earlier today when the 35-year old, who celebrated his birthday over the weekend, went on Twitter to offer a quick update to fans upset by his cut.

“Want to thank everyone for all the support and thoughts. I should have news this week on where I will be fighting next,” wrote Fitch.

The two most likely landing spots for Fitch are Bellator and the World Series of Fighting with the latter recently emerging as the frontrunner. Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney has already gone on record stating his organization wasn’t interested in Fitch, instead focusing on homegrown talent, while WSOF officials had a different take altogether with President Ray Sefo even calling Fitch’s signing a “done deal”.

Fitch holds an overall record of 24-5-1 with past success over the likes of Diego Sanchez and Thiago Alves. He was last seen suffering a one-sided decision loss to Demian Maia at UFC 156.


  • Niv says:

    I’ve never been a huge fan of Fitch’s fighting style, but this whole thing brings out the dark side of the monopoly the UFC has been becoming.

    Fitch was the first fighter to stand up to the UFC when they were demanding likeness rights amongst other things in their contracts.

    This lead to the entire AKA team being banned by the UFC for about a week going back years ago, and Fitch’s career was never the same. He was the most deserving fighter to see a rematch with GSP but was relegated to undercard fights for a while and now he’s cut again.

    Dana White sure knows how to keep a grudge and make those pay that stand up to him. At least that’s hoew it appears to me.


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