David Heath. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Following his release from the Ultimate Fighting Championship earlier this year, David Heath has signed a multi-fight deal with the Canada-based Maximum Fighting Championship.
The organization announced the signing of Heath in a press release sent out to the media this morning. No indication has been made as of yet by MFC President Mark Pavelich concerning a potential debut date and opponent for him.
After racking up five straight wins in smaller shows, Heath busted onto the UFC light heavyweight scene almost two years ago, winning consecutive over Victor Valimaki and Cory Walmsley. However Heath’s quick success earned him matchups against much tougher opponents and the Oklahoma native ended up dropping his next three UFC bouts. He was last stopped by replacement opponent Tim Boetsch at UFC 81: Breaking Point in February before his contract was terminated.
Heath most recently headlined a Freestyle Cage Fighting event in June, where he earned a first-round TKO of Shepard Owens. In entering the MFC, Heath hopes to eventually earn a shot at current light heavyweight title holder Roger Hollett, who is currently recovering from reconstructive knee surgery after tearing multiple ligaments in his left knee last fall.
“I want to get at Hollett,” Heath said in the press release. “I’m very excited about fighting in the MFC because it’s really on the big stage now. If you don’t fight the toughest guys out there, you have no idea how good you are. I know a lot of guys who just pad their record by fighting guys who aren’t very good. I just think there’s no point to that. The only way you learn anything is by fighting the best guys. In the MFC, Hollett is the best guy and I want to fight him.”