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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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 >>
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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UFC broadcaster Jon Anik looks back at Mark Hunt's win over Roy Nelson and ahead to UFC 178. read news >>
MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at noon ET (9 a.m. PT) with UFC fighter Miesha Tate, WSOF’s Jon Fitch (in studio) and Cage Warriors champ Nicholas Dalby.Filed under: Cage Warriors, News, UFC, WSOF read news >>
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MMA fans collectively slumped their shoulders on Tuesday when the UFC light heavyweight championship bout between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, which was originally scheduled for UFC 178 in September, had to be postponed due to an injury to the champ. Tristen Critchfield of Sherdog has the quotes from Jones' camp, which indicates a takedown from UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem caused the injury. “It’s part of the game, it wasn’t like ... somebody went for a flying kick and dislocated [something read news >>
While it is difficult to find much in the way of silver linings when it comes to the knee injury that forced the postponement of Jon Jones’ scheduled light heavyweight title defense against Daniel Cormier at UFC 178, Team Jackson-Wink has found at least one. read news >>