Jon Fitch Back On vs. Gono at UFC 94
Jon Fitch will not be leaving the UFC afterall. Yesterday, the MMA world was abuzz that Jon Fitch and other AKA fighters would be leaving the UFC after refusing to sign a UFC video licensing agreement. The agreement gave the UFC the rights to the likeness of the fighter for video games in perpetuity.
However, today MMArated.com broke an exclusive that Fitch contacted Lorenzo Fertitta, one of the three UFC owners, and they came to an agreement. Fitch WILL sign the contract with the lifetime video game agreement and will be fighting Akiro Gono at UFC 94.
The issues were more about how the fighters felt bullied by Dana White into signing their contracts. I’m sure there will be lots more said by both parties as Dana had some harsh words for the AKA management team calling them “Morons”. Fitch countered by saying he was sure that Josh Koscheck would be have been fired as well if it were not for the fact that he is headlining a Ultimate Fight Night in December.