While the contract will not be signed until Friday, former UFC fighter Fitch has agreed to a four fight deal with the upstart World Series of Fighting.
On his Twitter account, Fitch said, “Contracts are finalized however and I will be signing a deal with World Series Of Fighting tomorrow. Time to get back to work,” when discussing his status with the WSOF.
Ray Sefo, who serves as the president of World Series of Fighting, commented on finding potential opponents for the talented welterweight.
“There’s been quite a few people that we haven’t signed that are throwing their names out there,” Sefo said in an interview for the Sherdog Radio Network’s “Rewind” program. “I think finding an opponent for Jon Fitch is not going to be a problem, because he’s such a big name that everybody would like to have a crack at him.”
When Jon Fitch was cut following his loss to Demian Maia at UFC 156, it was a huge surprise to many. His record inside the promotion was a sparkling 14-3-1 since his debut in 2005. It was therefore obvious that he would have plenty of suitors seeking his service once he was released. The deal between Fitch and the World Series of Fighting was agreed to on Thursday according to Sefo.
“I had seen Jon a few times at UFC and I saw him in Japan, I got to talk to him a little bit,” Sefo said. “He’s a super nice guy, and we’re really blessed and fortunate to have him as part of our team. Guys like Jon Fitch, who’s a great fighter, deserve that kind of platform to showcase his skills.”
Sefo added that it is likely Fitch will debut for the promotion as part of their third event, which is scheduled for June.