Archive: Jon Fitch

Jun 25, 2013 10:18 am

Nevada Athletic Commission Clears All WSOF3 Fighters’ Drug Tests

By Christopher Murphy @MurphMMA All drug tests from the World Series of Fighting’s latest event, WSOF3, came back negative, reported the Nevada Athletic Commission. Executive Director of the commission, Keith Kizer, released the results of the tests on Monday.  All 18 fighters from WSOF3 submitted to testing for performance-enhancing drugs with a screening for other...

Jun 19, 2013 9:04 am

Georges St. Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks set for November 16 in Las Vegas

The recently announced title fight between current UFC welterweight champion (24-2 MMA, 18-2 UFC) Georges St. Pierre and number 1 contender Johny Hendricks (15-1 MMA, 10-1 UFC) now has a date. According to a report by Ariel Helwani on Tuesday’s (June 18, 2013) edition of “UFC Tonight” on FUEL TV, the 170-pound title fight will...

Jun 18, 2013 1:00 pm

World Series of Fighting 3 Medical Suspensions: Burkman Tops List

Josh Burkman took revenge last Friday as he dispatched perennial UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch in just 41-seconds. Burkman came in to this fight off of a first round knockout of Aaron Simpson and extended his win streak in the WSOF to 3, the most by any welterweight in the promotion. As for his method,...

Jun 17, 2013 12:47 pm

UFC President Dana White Admits He Was Wrong About Jon Fitch

You rarely hear Dana White say he was wrong about something, but when it come’s to Jon Fitch that’s what just happened. “I wasn’t right. I cut Jon Fitch, I said he went 1-2-1 since 2011, and he’s on the downside of his career. He’s 35 years old, he hasn’t looked impressive at all, but...


Jun 15, 2013 11:29 am

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | WSOF3 Josh Burkman Talks Jon Fitch Leaving Cage After Rematch

At the third World Series of Fighting event on June 14, welterweight fighter Josh Burkman choked out Jon Fitch in their highly anticipated rematch fight. After regaining consciousness, Fitch left the cage in what appeared to be a moment of passion, but he returned to hear the official decision be read and to answer some...

Jun 15, 2013 1:36 am

WSOF 3 Main Card Recap: Josh Burkman Puts Jon Fitch to Sleep in Under A Minute

By JAKE CHASTAIN | Last night was a success for NBC Sports Network and World Series of Fighting as it’s WSOF 3 event showcased some pretty exciting, entertaining fights. Although the event had to battle through some difficulties with injuries prior to Friday night (June 14th) the main card on NBC Sports Network delivered. The...

Jun 8, 2013 9:39 am

Fitch Would Consider TRT If Fighting At Age 40

Former UFC fighter, turned WSOF headliner, Jon Fitch told the media recently that he would consider using Testosterone Replacement Therapy if he reaches age 40 with a desire to still compete. This is a 180 stance from his traditional motto of ‘natural only’ however the context in which he made this proclamation is such that...

Jun 7, 2013 1:00 pm

Jon Fitch and Jacob Volkmann Talk UFC Fighters’ Union During WSOF 3 Media Call

Just one week before Jon Fitch and Jacob Volkmann are set to debut for the World Series of Fighting against Josh Burkman and Lyle Beerbohm, respectively, the two fighters spoke to the media answering questions about their recent departures from the UFC.   Inevitably, questions for both fighters focused on the UFC’s decision to let...

Jun 7, 2013 9:09 am

UFC President Dana White responds to ‘delusional’ Jon Fitch & Rampage Jackson

You knew it was only a matter of time before Ultimate Fighting Championship president Dana White responded to anti-UFC comments made by former UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson. During the World Series of Fighting: “Fitch vs. Burkman” media call on Thursday, Fitch made it clear that there were more hard feelings between...

May 9, 2013 9:10 am

Chuck Liddell Urges Fighters to Finish Fights

  In a time where it seems that any loss in the UFC could mean your last fight in the Octagon, fighters have a justifiable reason to be tentative during a fight, if it means that they can coast to a victory. Some notable cuts as of late have been Jon Fitch, who had arguably...

Apr 26, 2013 10:31 am

EXCLUSIVE (Part 3) | Daniel Cormier: AKA has to be considered the best camp in MMA – We are all home grown | BJPENN.COM RADIO

Following a victorious debut into the UFC, Daniel Cormier spoke with BJPenn.com Radio Wednesday night to talk about the team behind the fighter, the American Kickboxing Academy of San Jose, CA.   Cormier, winner of the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix and a two-time US Olympic wrestler, carries with him more experience than most fighters making...

Apr 26, 2013 9:56 am

Jason High replaces John Hathaway, faces Erick Silva at UFC on FUEL TV 10

UFC officials announced yesterday that welterweight John Hathaway (17-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has been forced to pull out of his scheduled UFC on FUEL TV 10 bout with Erick Silva (14-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC). Hathaway took to Twitter to explain the situation and said he’s suffering from ulcerative colitis, a form of colitis, which attacks...

Apr 17, 2013 7:41 am

World Series of Fighting Announces 3rd Night of Fights

  The World Series of Fighting has announced its third event for June 14 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.  The organization has announced four fights that are slated to air live on NBC Sports Network that Friday night, with an additional number of preliminary fights which will presumably stream online....

Mar 28, 2013 10:08 am

Jon Fitch vs. Josh Burkman to Headline World Series of Fighting 3 | MMA NEWS

Jon Fitch will be making his entrance into the World Series of Fighting in a few months. Fitch (24-5-1) will meet Josh Burkman (25-9) on June 14 to headline WSOF 3 in Las Vegas, Nev. for the second time. The event will be televised live on NBC Sports Network, but no venue has been announced...

Mar 19, 2013 7:38 pm

Riki Fukuda Cut From UFC | UFC NEWS

The fighter cuts have continued for The UFC, as middleweight Riki Fukuda announced his release from the organization via Twitter. Fukuda lost a unanimous decision to Brad Tavares earlier in March at UFC On Fuel TV 8 in Japan. Im cut from UFC.I had a special experience.Thank you very much all my suport and @ufc...

Mar 11, 2013 10:16 am

VIDEO | Jon Fitch Not Surprised At UFC Cut | UFC NEWS

“It was a surprise, but not really. I’ve always felt there was some kind of issue between the UFC and me; I never understood what it was. I felt like – I never really felt like they were happy with me, they never talked to me or explained anything to me about how they felt...

Mar 8, 2013 6:57 am

Jon Fitch signs with World Series of Fighting | MMA News

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch (24-5-1) has inked a multi-fight deal with the upstart World Series of Fighting promotion. The news was confirmed by the WSOF after a report surfaced from MMAFIGHTING.com. The American Kickboxing Academy product has been in talks with the promotion for weeks, ironing out contract details. The WSOF expressed...

Mar 7, 2013 3:49 pm

Erick Silva vs. John Hathaway set for UFC on FUEL TV 10 | UFC News

It was announced today that a welterweight match-up between Erick Silva (14-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) and John Hathaway (17-1 MMA, 7-1 UFC) has been made official for the UFC on FUEL TV 10 event, which will also serve as the finale for the second season of the “Ultimate Fighter: Brazil”. Erick Silva, who was recently...

Feb 22, 2013 9:28 am

Bellator Not Interested in Signing Fitch | MMA News

  The recent release of arguably one of the best welterweights in MMA history to never hold a title in the UFC, Jon Fitch, shocked the MMA community and left UFC fighters out in the cold in the way of job security as the prospect of being released became very real. The UFC stated that...

Feb 21, 2013 9:34 pm

Dana White on Jon Fitch, Expects 100 More Fighter Cuts to Come Soon I UFC News

UFC president Dana White met with the media following today’s UFC 157 pre-fight press conference and shared his thoughts on the release of welterweight contender Jon Fitch and why we should all expect many more cuts to come in the foreseeable future. Here’s what he had to say: “Jon Fitch is ranked number 9 right...

Feb 21, 2013 9:34 am

UFC’s Boisterous Dispensation Has Heavy Implications | UFC NEWS

Yesterday, the UFC sent shockwaves into the MMA community with a massive downsize of a group of fighters. These fighters were well known, and some relatively big names for the promotion. Atop that list was 19 time UFC veteran, Jon Fitch. While the cuts were made for budget reasons (and maybe others that the UFC...