VIDEO: Jon Fitch Offers Strategy Against Social Injustice; Disrupt the Money Flow

December 28, 2014
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World Series of Fighting welterweight and former UFC 170-pound contender Jon Fitch has never been one to go with the flow and keep his mouth shut. That was proven recently with his involvement as one of the plaintiffs in the original class-action antitrust lawsuit filed against his former employer, the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

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In a recent interview with VladTV, Fitch dug deeper on issues of social injustice – from police brutality to a living wage – and offered his thoughts on what Americans might do to try affect change in society.

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  • drkdisciple

    The more I hear him the more I hate him.

    • benoit

      it is the opposite with me : the guy is far from being stupid but I have to admit that it is not the common American ultra capitalist point of view. And I guess, it is the reason you hate him….

    • Darin

      I like him, and agree with most of his thoughts. I imagine the deluded right wingers that still believe in Reagan’s trickle down nonsense or that the police and military are right 100% of the time will take offense.

      • sintheticreality2

        Trickle down economics isn’t capitalistic. Any time the government takes money from one group of people to give to another–in trickle down economics’ case: money confiscated from citizens and given to businesses hand picked by the government–that’s not capitalism, that’s corporate welfare/socialism. In true capitalism it’s the consumers who pick and choose who succeeds. It’s a bottom-up system, not a top-down one like trickle down economics proposes.

        • RoBeRtOe

          YouTube Bohemia Grove.

          • sintheticreality2


  • sintheticreality2

    Sour grapes.

  • Christopher Holmberg

    Wow!! He seems smarttttttttt!!

  • OneFansOpinion

    WOW! If you’d done this interview years ago I’d have never rooted against you! Way to speak the truth! The real conspiracy is Greed!

  • BarrysHypocrisy

    I guess Fitch isn’t smart enough to realize that MMA is a business and businesses are supposed to make money. And, I guess he also doesn’t understand the concept of supply and demand. I wonder if all of the people who agree with him would be willing to pay double for a UFC PPV ($100 or more) just so the fighters could be paid a “living wage”?

    Should the fighters be getting paid more? Of course. BUT, they are employees of the UFC, signed contracts with the UFC and aren’t taking any of the risks that the UFC owners are taking when in comes to the running of their business.

    Here’s my suggestion: if Fitch is dissatisfied with how much current MMA promotions are paying people, he should start his own promotion and pay people what he feels is a “living wage”. We’ll see how long he lasts…….

    • benoit

      what are you talking about? you can’t do whatever you want in life but at least you can give your opinion !!!! if you’re not lucky enough to have rich parents, you won’t be able to go to the university and you will work in a fast food for shit money for life !!!! and your kids will do the same : that’s the reality !!!! I don’t understand how selfish guys like you can be….I am not a communist but I am not an animal neither ! a little bit of solidarity won’t hurt anyone !!!!!

      • BarrysHypocrisy

        I’ll tell you what: if you don’t think the fighters are making enough, get out your wallet and pay them more. In other words: put your money where your mouth is.

        These guys knew what they were going to get paid when they WILLINGLY signed their contracts. Whining about their pay after the fact only makes them look stupid.

        And your “you’ll only be successful if you have rich parents” comment is ridiculous. Apparently, you never learned anything about personal responsibility and hard work.

  • Eddie N Tina Kessler

    In the same breath and sentence did you actually say that the guy who was doing something ILLEAGAL was being HARASSED?? Huh?

  • TheCerealKiller

    That was some of the dumbest crap I have ever heard. These people who “can’t afford to support a family” all are trying to live outside of their means. If you gave the people at Wal-Mart more money, people who are smarter would leave their jobs to work there. Paramedics only make around $15 an hour. I’m sure they would gladfully take the easy job for the same pay. Then where do the current Wal-Mart people go work? Maybe they could go to school and become a paramedic?

  • mmalive

    Fitch, is NO IDIOT. This guy is college educated with degrees.

    A lot of people think that cage fighters are LOW LIFE’S IDIOTS with NO EDUCATION.


    Fitch had the INTESTINAL FORTITUDE to speak up and sue for what he deems is right within legal realms.

    The UFC has long been under paying their fighters for YEARS, No one had ” GUTS” to speak up with Uncle Dana/ Fertitas with tight nooses around fighters necks.

    Usually when a fighter speaks up the get CANNED. No questions ASKED.

    Fitch does make some very good points in interview for sure.

    Hopefully more fighters will be filing suits to EXPOSE the real way UFC treats fighters.

    • BarrysHypocrisy

      Fitch is smart, so I’m sure he read the contract he WILLINGLY signed and knew exactly what he was getting himself into. Him whining about not getting paid enough and then trying to pass it off as some sort of “social injustice” only makes him look stupid.