Strikeforce welterweight fighter and former IFL Welterweight Champion Jay Hieron has been released from his Strikeforce contract, something that he welcomes with open arms. Hieron fought twice for Strikeforce, against Jesse Taylor and Joe Riggs, winning both bouts but having neither of them aired. Hieron’s Strikeforce contract was fulfilled after he defeated Riggs and reportedly issued the demand of having his fights see airtime in contract renewal negotiations. Apparently, Hieron’s demands were unmet as he took to his Twitter account to joyfully announce his parting ways with Strikeforce.
Hieron posted, “I finally got my release from SF… Y’all know what I’m about to do!!!!!!! I have been threw alot of Shit this past year but I have trained the whole time. So all WWs take notice I’m coming for somebodys head…”
Hieron has mentioned in the past a possible desire to return to the UFC but there has been no word yet on whether or not “The Thoroughbred” is currently in talks with the leading MMA promotion.
Hieron holds an overall MMA record of 19-4 with notable wins over Joe Riggs, Jake Ellenberger, Jason High and Jesse Taylor. His losses have come against current UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St. Pierre, Brad Blackburn, Chris Wilson, and Johnathan Goulet.