Feb 2, 2013; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Jon Fitch (left) and Damian Maia (left) during UFC 156 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Fitch Headed to World Series of Fighting?

Former UFC welterweight title contender Jon Fitch was released by the organization after his UFC 156 loss to Demian Maia at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on February 2. Immediately following his release, fans of the sport were left wondering where Fitch would land.

Right off the bat, Bellator founder and CEO Bjorn Rebney said his organization would not be signing Fitch, but it appears that the top ten welterweight has a contract in hand for his new home.

World Series of Fighting president Ray Sefo has said signing Fitch is a “done deal.”

“People need to understand that winning and losing is part of what we do. They like to say you’re only as good as your last fight, but I don’t believe in that,” Sefo said. “I’ve seen fighters, it’s even happened to me, where I would lose a fight, then come back to win four or five in a row. Winning and losing is all part of the game. You can’t just judge a guy and say that he’s washed up based on a loss here and there. I don’t think of them as castoffs.

“Fitch is still one of the Top 10 guys in the world. We’re really happy to have him, and we intend to keep building our roster with quality fighters.”

For those unfamiliar with WSOF, they have a network deal with NBC Sports to broadcast events throughout the year. The problem for Fitch is that World Series of Fighting has a limited roster, so he won’t be getting as big of fights like he would have if he signed with Bellator.

Let’s hope Fitch can get a win or two under his belt and return to one of the sports top promotions.

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  • Doug Berry

    Fitch is the worst thing to ever happen to MMA PERIOD. UFC will be a better organization without his boring ass lay n r pray. Only way to have la n prayers like Fitch in MMA is to bring back yellow cards and head stomps. Hopefully the WSOF will give Aaron Simpson the fight against Fitch and we can se Fitch lose again. Fitch used a bogus injury to get out of fighting a much better wrestler in Simpson who also has a big right hand. Also Simpson is use to fighting guys Fitch’s size as he was basically fighting lightheavyweights Fitch’s size at MW. Fitch’s two advanatges are nullified before fight even starts. Simpson by TKO, you heard it here first