- 2 years ago
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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 >>
- 2 years ago
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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 >>
- 2 years ago
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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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Are MMA Fighters Looking to the NFLPA for help with a Union? Every year the National League Football Players Association hosts the Collegiate Bowl, a post-season college football game for NFL draft eligible college players. In addition to the game there is a whole week of events preceding it, which are intended to introduce the new generation of NFL players to the players union and educate them on the business side of a professional football career. What might be of interest to MMA fans is the f read news >>
News of Jon Jones’ positive drug test for cocaine metabolites resulted in a lot of wild speculation and gleefully mean tweets on Tuesday, but what are we supposed to make of a mercurial champ’s latest misstep?Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Yesterday, news broke that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had entered rehab, per Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports. The reason? On December 4, 2014, Jones tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a cocaine metabolite. Needless to say, this is a surprising turn for a fighter who has consistently attempted to cultivate a positive image. Also coming as something of a surprise, however, is that Jones' recent fight, opposite Daniel Cormier, was allowed to go down less than a month after he tested posi read news >>
The week's most interesting bits from the MMA and UFC twitter world. A few updates on what's been going on in the MMA & UFC Twitterverse -- There's a ton of tweets below, but first, don't forget to follow me on twitter and instagram: @antontabuena Oh, and these guys are probably worth following as well: The Official BloodyElbow Twitter Account, Kid Nate, Brent Brookhouse, Richard Wade, Chris Barton, D.E.O, Scott Broussard, Matt Bishop, Fraser Coffeen, Dallas Winston, KJ Gould, Ben Thapa, T.P. Gr read news >>
See how fighters on Twitter responded to news of UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones testing positive for cocaine prior to his UFC 182 fight with Daniel Cormier. As you would expect, social media erupted when news first broke that UFC LHW champ Jon Jones had tested positive for cocaine before his UFC 182 bout against Daniel Cormier. It's a story that is clearly going to dominate the MMA headlines for the rest of this week, and several of the sport's personalities took to Twitter to pitch in read news >>
- 18 days ago
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From sympathy to outrage to glee, UFC and other MMA fighters had a variety reactions to today’s news that UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones failed a drug test.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
Jon Jones' wrestling coach Israel Martinez breaks down how Jones beat Cormier at UFC 182. read news >>