Top 10 Welterweight Jon Fitch Signs with World Series of Fighting
Jon Fitch Discloses 7-1/2 Years of UFC Pay: “I've Never Complained About Money”

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Jon Fitch Discloses 7-1/2 Years of UFC Pay: “I've Never Complained About Money”

Top 10 welterweight Jon Fitch didn’t stay out of a job for long following his release from the UFC.

Fitch has signed on with the World Series of Fight. confirmed the signing with WSoF senior executive vice president Ali Abdel-Aziz, following an initial report by

Fans won’t have to wait long for Fitch to make his promotional debut. Abdel-Aziz said that Fitch will make his debut at WSoF 3 on June 14.

Fitch has a 24-5-1 overall professional record and is 14-3-1 in the Octagon. He is 1-2-1 in his last four fights, but that victory was over Erick Silva in October in a Fight of the Night performance that was also considered by many to vie for Fight of the Year honors.

Many in the fight world were surprised when the UFC released the 35-year-old Fitch, following his seven-year tenure.

UFC president Dana White, however, explained the decision by saying that Fitch was on the downside of his career and too expensive to keep around when heading in that direction. He also added that Fitch was just the first in several aggressive cuts to come.

“We have 470-something guys under contract,” explained White. “We have over 100 guys too many on the roster right now. The blood has not all been spilled yet.”

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