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As quickly as the outrage over Jon Fitch being cut by the UFC spread across the Internet and social media last week, so too did calls for the former welterweight title contender to join Bellator or the World Series of Fighting

Even Dana White, the president of the UFC and the guy who cut Fitch, said as much.

"I'm glad that so many people are behind him," White said in the media...

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Report: Jon Fitch cut from UFC

Jon Fitch in a scene from the MMA

Jon Fitch, once a welterweight title contender and in the middle of many top 10 pound-for-pound lists, was released by the UFC on Tuesday. MMA Fighting first reported the news Wednesday.

Fitch was one of 16 fighters cut from the world's most prominent MMA organization, the report said. Also included among the cuts were Freeport native Jay Hieron and light heavyweight veteran Vladimir Matyushenko.

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