Former welterweight number one contender, Jon Fitch has been released from his contract with the UFC along with heavyweight Christian Wellisch.
UFC President Dana White let it be known he no longer wants to work with fighters from the American Kickboxing Academy in San Jose or those represented by DeWayne Zinkin and “Crazy” Bob Cook.
What is White upset about and why would Fitch and Wellisch be released from their contracts? According to sources, it stems from a merchandising deal and their refusual of signing over their likeness for the organization’s video game for life.
Popular Ultimate Fighter veteran, Josh Koscheck and undefeated heavyweight standout Cain Velasquez also seem to be in danger. Fortunately for Koscheck he is headlining the UFC’s next main event on the December 10 Fight for the Troops card. Otherwise he may have already been forced to walk the plank.