Aaron Simpson headed into his 11th UFC fight and knew he needed a win to get offered another contract. On top of that, with the fans wanting more finishes, Simpson felt his seven decision fights wasn’t helping.
With all of that swirling in Simpson’s head, he entered UFC on FX in October and almost stopped Mike Pierce on two occasions. Pierce land one punch early in round two that marked the end of Simpson’s UFC run as he wasn’t offered a new contract.
“It came down to that last fight, and in my opinion, Mike Pierce threw a lucky right hand and caught me,” said Simpson on MMA Junkie Radio. “I could’ve fought safe, but I didn’t want to do that.”
Later in the month, Simpson makes his first appearance since that loss as he competes for the World Series of Fighting (WSOF). He takes on former UFC fighter Josh Burkman, who won on the inaugural WSOF show against Gerald Harris.
They are on the main card which airs on the NBC Sports Network. It hails from Revel Casino in Atlantic City, NJ on March 23.