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Jon Fitch returns to the cage at Saturday's UFC 153 event, and from a financial standpoint, it can't some soon enough.
Slowed by injuries, he's competed just twice in the past 20 months, and he didn't get his win bonus in either.
But he's not just losing money there. As MMA's TV ratings decline, attendance and gate figures slide, and major events get canceled, Fitch said it's becoming harder for fighters to make money outside the cage.
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On Tuesday, former UFC fighters Jon Fitch, Cung Le and Nate Quarry filed a lawsuit against their former employer alleging that the fight promotion has become a monopoly. read news >>
MMA's Great Debate Radio returns with a stacked show including guests Tyron Woodley, Jon Fitch and Steve Carl as well as a full breakdown and preview of UFC on Fuel TV 10: Nogueira vs. Werdum. read news >>
Join the Shameless MMA Radio crew as they talk with World Series Of Fighting's Jon Fitch and Invicta FC strawweight champion Carla Esparza. read news >>
MMAWeekly Radio returns for Tuesday's show with UFC 156 fighters Jon Fitch and Ian McCall as well as the best debate in MMA. read news >>
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In the last two years, Jon Fitch has had more surgeries than he's had fights and the financial burden of the time off caught up to him prior to his bout against Johny Hendricks. read news >>
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Perennial welterweight contender Jon Fitch (23-4-1 MMA, 13-2-1 UFC) will
have to wait a little bit longer to erase the sting of a 12-second loss
to Johny Hendricks.
Wrestling Observer first reported Fitch injured his knee in training and
has been forced to withdraw from a planned UFC on FUEL TV 4 matchup
with Aaron Simpson.
Simpson is expected to remain on the card, and the search for a replacement opponent is currently underway.
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"This is what I've wanted for years, since I met Jon. When I met him in 2010, our first interaction was unpleasant. He insulted me, so he gave me material and I put his picture on the wall and I have been looking at it since then. I want to beat him in his prime... He'll get a rematch, but he'll fall back. Once he knows he can get beat and no one is scared of him, he won't win ten in a row anymore. He'll win some and he'll lose some. He'll go searching for answers and move to heavyweight. It'll read news >>
Daniel Cormier believes he's destined to be the UFC's light heavyweight champion. Ahead of his title challenge to the sport's No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter, Cormier envisions a grim future for Jon Jones after they tangle at UFC 182 on Jan. 3. "I think [Jones] falls back," Cormier said Wednesday on UFC Tonight. "He kind of falls back into the pack. He'll fight me right back because we'll rematch. That's just right. He's won so many times they're give him a rematch, but I think he'll fall back. Wh read news >>
At its core, the lawsuit filed by Cung Le, Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry, against the UFC, is a matter of deciding where the line stands between being an industry leader and dominant force in their sport, and what constitutes anti-competitive business practices. The class-action antitrust lawsuit filed on Tuesday in federal court in San Jose, Calif., seems to come down to a line of what constitutes building a strong business, and what constitutes attempting to crush opposition, which can be argued a read news >>
Listen in on the news conference announcing Cung Le, Jon Fitch, and Nate Quarry's class action lawsuit against the UFC. read news >>
Select mixed martial arts (MMA) fighters, including Jon Fitch, Cung Le, and Nate Quarry, among others, gathered earlier today in San Jose, Calif., to announce a class-action lawsuit against Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), filed on Tuesday (Dec. 16, 2014) in U.S. District Court. Read or download a copy of the complaint right here. While the meat-and-potatoes of the lawsuit were kept under wraps -- including how much the parties intend to seek in potential damages -- the lawyers in attendanc read news >>
The UFC anti-trust lawsuit that has been widely speculated became a reality on Tuesday when a legal team representing Cung Le, Jon Fitch, and Nate Quarry filed the suit. read news >>
Tuesday afternoon, current UFC fighter Cung Le, as well as former UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Nate Quarry, filed a class action lawsuit against ZUFFA LLC, the parent company of the UFC, in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Following a press conference to formally announce the lawsuit, the UFC released the following statement: "The UFC is aware of the action filed today but has not been served, nor has it had the opportunity to review the document. The UFC will vigorousl read news >>