After a turbulent 24 hours, Jon Fitch is back in the UFC.
Fitch confirmed to MMARated.com that he talked to UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta today and agreed to sign the company's video game licensing agreement. That means his previously scheduled fight with Akihiro Gono at UFC 94 will go on as planned.
"We're going to move ahead and I'll be back in the UFC," Fitch told MMA Rated. "We're going to sign off on the video game and I'm back. It was never even about the agreement or the contract. It was the approach that we felt (UFC President Dana White) 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."
Fitch was dropped by the UFC yesterday for refusing to sign over the rights to his name and likeness for use in the UFC's upcoming video game. That he capitulated a day later will teach the rest of the MMA world a valuable lesson: Fighters who cross the UFC quickly come to regret it.
Jon Fitch Backs Down, Agrees to Sign Video Game Contract, Will Fight at UFC 94 originally appeared on MMA FanHouse on Thu, 20 Nov 2008 19:55:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.