Jay Hieron. Photo courtesy of the International Fight League.
Former IFL welterweight champion Jay Hieron could reportedly take on fellow UFC veteran Drew Fickett at Affliction’s “Day of Reckoning” show on October 11th in Las Vegas.
Fickett’s manager, Alexander Oxendine has informed Sherdog.com that his client has verbally accepted the bout, although talks are still ongoing and nothing is set in stone.
Hieron has not competed since successfully defending his IFL belt against former U.S. Marine Mark Miller in April. He became the IFL’s first-ever welterweight champion after defeating Donnie Liles and Delson Heleno in consecutive fights. The Long Island native is currently keeping in shape by training at Xtreme Couture.
Although he has been fairly active this year, especially in recent months, Fickett has been embroiled lately in a feud with MFC President Mark Pavelich after breaching a contract he had with the organization by accepting a last-minute fight in a Strikeforce show in June. Fickett was upset by Richard Villa in his Rage in the Cage return last month but bounced back to defeat Joe Manzello just six days later.
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