Rousimar Palhares has removed himself from the July 5 main event, citing personal reasons and offering no further explanation.
Because of this event altering occurrence, Ali is changing up the game, and his companies policies in regards to contracts and releases.
“We’re getting screwed. I’m trying to put on a fight card and be nice to fighters, and now they don’t want to fight each other.
“I have to put WSOF first and everyone else second. No more Mr. Nice Guy.”
“I’m getting sick of this,. If a fighter is not going to respect the promotion, he is going to be shelved for a long time. I will not release anyone to another promotion. Fighters must honor their contracts.”
According to reports, The promotion is looking at a possible Shield vs. Fitch co-main event, putting the lightweight title fight between Justin Gaethje and Nick Newell in the evening’s headlining slot.