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Ray Sefo: UFC Releases Aren’t Castoffs

It’s been a busy week for the UFC as they had a PPV on Saturday and also released close to 20 fighters. While some could label those released as flops, World Series of Fighting (WSOF) president Ray Sefo was quick to dismiss such a claim.

“People need to understand that winning and losing is part of what we do,” said Sefo to Bloody Elbow. “They like to say you’re only as good as your last fight, but I don’t believe in that. You can’t just judge a guy and say that he’s washed up based on a loss here and there. I don’t think of them as castoffs.”

At the top of the released fighters was welterweight Jon Fitch, who is ranked in the Top 10 in the world for his weight class and once challenged for UFC gold. Sefo recently revealed that the two have verbally agreed to a deal and hopes for Fitch to make his first appearance in June or July.

As for the other fighters who were axed, their next move has not been made public. Only Fitch is currently linked to the WSOF.

WSOF returns with their second show on March 23 from Revel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ. The card airs on the NBC Sports Network with a main event of UFC veterans as former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski takes on Anthony Johnson.