Former UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch has a new home for his MMA career. Fitch has signed a deal with World Series of Fighting and will debut in June.
One of the best welterweights in the world is now competing under the World Series of Fighting banner. Former UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch has signed a four-fight deal with the promotion. Current WSOF welterweight and former UFC middleweight Gerald Harris suggested that he should be Fitch's debut fight in June:
Gerald Harris vs Jon Fitch June 14th World Series of Fighting.— Gerald Harris (@GHurricane) March 8, 2013
Fitch was controversially released by the UFC last month despite a 14-3-1 record in his time with the organization. Two of those losses came in his last three fights -- a KO against Johny Hendricks and a decision to Demian Maia, which prompted the cut. His one win however was a FOTN performance against Erick Silva at UFC 153.
Harris himself was somewhat controversially cut from the UFC in 2010. The TUF 7 alum had won his first 3 fights in the UFC, including a rare slam KO against Dave Branch at UFC 116. Harris was released following a largely dull decision loss to Maiquel Falcao at UFC 123. The 34-year-old dropped to welterweight last May, defeating Mike Bronzoulis but losing his WSOF debut to Josh Burkman in November.
UPDATE AT 9:45 PM ET: Ariel Helwani on Twitter said that Harris was merely suggesting he fight Fitch, not that he is actually booked against him. Some parts of this article have been changed to reflect this.
UPDATE:Fitch tweeted that he hadn't signed anything yet, but followed it up with a tweet saying he has agreed to terms and he'll be signing with WSOF tomorrow.
UPDATE: Fitch has confir