I would like to explain the reason, why my Septemberís fight for the World Series of Fighting organization, wonít unfortunately happen. Initially I was offered the fight against renowned light heavyweight, a former UFC fighter Anthony Johnson, which I gladly accepted. However, weeks later the rumors that Johnson will face Mike Kyle in Atlantic City started to circulate and were later confirmed by WSOF.
I believe that rumors were a part of the pressure that World Series of Fighting executives had tried to put on me. Initially I was offered a one-fight deal to face Johnson, which I liked since my victory would have gotten me closer to my dream ‚ fighting for the UFC. However, after I had signed the papers, WSOF representative changed their mind and sent me a four-fight exclusive deal, which with all additional clauses would tie my with the promotion for the next three years and I couldnít agree to that.
On June 1st I began my preparations for the Septemberís fight, but now I feel cheated by WSOF both in financial and sporting terms. In order to face Anthony Johnson I called off my KSW 24 appearance and Iím left with no fight in September, which I obviously donít like. Now Iím focused on helping my teammate Daniel Omielańczuk in his training camp before his UFC debut.
I will prove that World Series of Fighting organization made a mistake. I know my worth and I will show in my KSW outings that I deserve a chance to test myself against the elite fighters of the sport. MMA is my life and I wonít give up my dreams. Follow my fights for KSW and hopefully youíll see me in the UFC soon.