To the surprise of absolutely no one, the World Series of Fighting – which ambled along for an insane amount of time lacking any financial viability – is restructuring and rebranding as something called the Professional Fighters League. Big deal, so what, we’ve seen a million promotions crumble in the last two decades – am I right?
But what is newsworthy is what will happen to the WSOF’s top talent.
In the case of Justin Gaethje, that likely means a UFC contract. As per MMAJunkie:
A UFC official said Gaethje is not under contract just yet but confirmed negotiations are ongoing.
“Professional Fighters League will miss Justin, but the thrill, drama, excitement of the regular season, playoffs and championship is about more than one fighter – and the glory of finding a true champion, and rewarding that champion with $1 million is what we’re really excited about,” a person inside the Professional Fighters League stated to MMAjunkie on the condition of anonymity because the new deal has not been made public.
Gaethje’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, also confirmed the UFC signing was “in the process,” but WSOF President Ray Sefo took to Twitter to wish the fighter good luck.