Jon Fitch: It's Disgusting That Rousimar Palhares Turned Down WSOF 11 Fight
Posted by Joseph Lee on 07.01.2014
Although he had a good reason...
In an interview with MMA Junkie, Jon Fitch (25-6-1) spoke out against Rousimar Palhares, who withdrew from their welterweight title fight at WSOF 11 because his mother is scheduled for surgery to treat extreme thrombosis in her legs. Fitch will now fight Dennis Hallman (53-14-2) at the Ocean Center in Daytona, Florida. It airs on NBC this Saturday.
Fitch said: "I think it's kind of disgusting that he could turn down a title defense on NBC. Yeah, his mother was sick, but my dad's having a heart procedure the Tuesday before our fight, so stuff happens. Deal with it. I have a distaste for unprofessional behavior. I act in a very professional way in this sport. I take it very serious, and I do not like it when people come around and act in an amateur way."