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Free agent Jon Fitch ‘in talks’ with Bellator

Jon Fitch - Esther Lin Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

It appears as though the PFL are on the verge of losing another marquee name as former UFC welterweight title contender, Jon Fitch, announced that he is in talks with Scott Coker about committing his future to Bellator.

Fitch claimed that he became a free agent on Feb. 2.

“As of yesterday, Feb. 2nd, I am officially a free agent,” Fitch declared in a post on his YouTube channel. “I’m in talks with Scott Coker and Bellator right now, hopefully we can work something out by the end of this week.”

The 39-year-old is set to give some insight into his career talks on his YouTube channel on Monday.

Fitch competed in the WSOF cage seven times after being unceremoniously cut from the UFC in 2013. Despite collecting a very respectable record of 13-4-1 in the Octagon and fighting Georges St-Pierre for the promotional title in 2008, Dana White released Fitch following a decision loss to Demian Maia at UFC 156 claiming the AKA man was on “the downside”.

Although Josh Burkman submitted Fitch in his WSOF debut in 2013, he banked a record of 5-2 under the banner with notable wins over Jake Shields and Yushin Okami. He suffered his only other defeat with the promotion against Rousimar Palhares, who submitted Fitch with a signature leglock to defend his welterweight title at WSOF 16.

Fitch’s last outing came in the main event of Professional Fighters League: Daytona, where he finished Brian Foster with a second round submission.

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