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Jon Fitch Not Likely To Be Welcomed Back To UFC Anytime Soon

Jon Fitch Not Likely To Be Welcomed Back To UFC Anytime Soon

Former UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch is speaking out against his previous employer in regards to salaries of fighters and the environment he worked in.

Now, UFC president Dana White is firing back, as he talked to MMAjunkie.com recently about the comments Fitch made.

Fitch, who was released earlier this year, described his tenure in the UFC as being a “hostile work environment” and criticized the company for fighter pay.

“In the time Jon Fitch was with us, we paid him $302,000 in discretionary bonuses,” said White to MMA Junkie. “That’s money that me and Lorenzo [Fertitta] decided to give him above and beyond the deal that he signed. He also made $130,000 on performance bonuses for his two Fight of the Night bonuses. That’s a hostile work environment? Everything that Jon Fitch said is complete and total bulls–t.”

Fitch had a record well-above .500, but was still released following a loss to Demian Maia. He will meet Josh Burkman at the next World Series of Fighting event on June 14.

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