Have you ever gone over your boss’s head about something? Maybe you didn’t like the way he was doing something so you went to his boss and took care of it? Well, that is similar to what Jon Fitch has done. Previously we told you Fitch and Christian Wellisch had been cut from the UFC due to a merchandising contract dispute.
Yesterday the MMA community was stunned to learn the welterweight contender had been ousted from the company. Howerver, reports are now coming in that Fitch, after speaking with billionaire UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta via telephone has settled their differences and Fitch has agreed to sign the video game licensing agreement which in a sense was at the root of the problem.
In another sense, Fitch says, “It was never even about the agreement or the contract. It was the approach that we felt Dana was being a little bit hot-headed and was threatening us right off the bat. It didn’t seem like a professional way of doing things.”
As of now Fitch still has not spoke with UFC President, Dana White. However, he seemed confident enough to say that he was back with the UFC and his fight is back on with Akihiro Gono at UFC 94. It will be interesting to see how Dana reacts to Fitch going over his head. Tito did the same thing and we see where he is.
If you haven’t yet heard Dana White’s radio interview on the Carmichael Dave show where he breaks it down, it is quite entertaining. It does help put things in perspective as well.