Well, looks like Jon Fitch is back in the UFC. Ariel at MMA Rated is hanging out at AKA and passed this along:
“Communication kind of broke down with Dana (White) so we talked with Lorenzo,” Fitch told MMARated. “(I) just got off the phone with him and we came to an agreement. We’re going to move ahead and I’ll be back in the UFC. 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 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.”
So … score one for the UFC bully machine. No word yet on what happens to the rest of the AKA fighters like Cain Velasquez. And a clear message is sent out: no matter how small an issue or reasonable a point you’re trying to make during negotiations, if you don’t bow down the UFC will wreck your shit.