Jon Fitch believes he was never fully invested by the UFC, and that the promotion jumped at the first opportunity to release him.

Fitch, a former No. 1 contender to the UFC welterweight title, has signed with World Series of Fighting and is expected to debut with the promotion later this year in the main event.

During a recent appearance on The MMA Hour, Fitch disclosed his feelings towards his ex-promotion.

I never really felt comfortable or wanted there. It was just an overall feeling. I never felt like I got a lot of attention that other people did that were doing the same thing as me.

Fitch was widely-criticized by both MMA fans and UFC officials for his style of attack – but there was no denying his success. Fitch went 14-3-1 in his Octagon career, including a decision loss to Georges St-Pierre in a world title match.

For now, he is happy to be heading to the WSOF, saying, “The important thing is that I am going to be with an organization now that I really feel we’re going to get a chance to do something big.”