Jon Fitch’s first trip since being let go by the UFC didn’t go as planned.
The highly ranked welterweight took a quick submission loss to Josh Burkman in his debut for the World Series of Fighting (WSOF). Fitch didn’t really get a chance to do much of anything as Burkman attacked early. Burkman was able to grab the head and make Fitch pass out.
While the loss puts Fitch at 1-3 in recent outings, he’s not done fighting and sent the following message through his Twitter account.
Sorry to everyone who has supported me. Went for the slam instead of defending the choke. I’ll be back.
— Jon Fitch (@jonfitchdotnet) June 15, 2013
There is no return information for Fitch, who has some dates left on his WSOF contract.