Video: Jon Fitch Responds to Dana White Regarding Fighter Pay

That didn’t take long for Jon Fitch to respond to Dana White.

The World Series of Fighting fighter responded to White’s saying that Fitch made $302,000 in discretionary bonuses in his UFC tenure.

Fitch stated in the video he released this morning stating that he was paid a total of $1,022,000 for his 18 bouts with the promotion and a”bout $300,000 in bonuses,” which he said brought his total payout to $1,322,000.

In an interview with MMAJunkie.com last week, White stated that Fitch was “delusional”, when Fitch said that the UFC was a “hostile work environment” during last week’s World Series of Fighting conference call.

World Series of Fighting 3 takes on Friday night from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

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Video: Preview of World Series of Fighting 3′s Main Event of Jon Fitch vs Josh Burkman

The World Series of Fighting returns next Friday with their third event.

The main event of the evening is a rematch with former UFC welterweight title challenger Jon Fitch (24-5-1) facing off with Josh Burkman (25-9), who is 7-1 since being released from the UFC.

Burkman and Fitch faced each other at UFC Fight Night 4 in 2006 with Fitch winning by submission.

The World Series of Fighting has released a video with a preview of the fight coming up next Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. The event can be seen on the NBC Sports Network starting at 11 p.m.ET/8PT.

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Nick Newell Signs A Contract With World Series of Fighting

It didn’t take Nick Newell long to find a new home.

The lightweight fighter has signed an exclusive multi-fight deal with the World Series of Fighting. No word on when Newell will be making his debut with the promotion, but a summer date has been targeted.

Newell (9-0 MMA), who fights with one arm has become a name in the sport in a short amount of time. He got his break fighting in the XFC promotion winning the XFC lightweight title against Eric Reynolds in December.

Things between the XFC and Newell became heated when contract talks hit a snag. After Newell didn’t agree to a contract extension, the XFC stripped Newell of the belt. That allowed Newell to become a free agent leading to his signing with World Series of Fighting.

“Nick Newell is an incredible individual who exemplifies the sheer strength of the human spirit and the kind of courage and determination that martial arts embodies, so we are naturally thrilled to welcome him to the World Series of Fighting roster, and look forward to having him compete and, hopefully inspire, our national audience on NBC Sports Network,” said World Series of Fighting President Ray Sefo.

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