Report: Huerta Inks New Contract With UFC


Roger Huerta. Photo property of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Months after bashing the UFC for their skewed pay scale and treatment of fighters, popular lightweight Roger Huerta has reportedly inked a new deal with the organization that will have him featured in five more fights according to MMA Weekly.

Huerta’s comments concerning the organization came in the July issue of FIGHT! Magazine, where he criticized the UFC for failing to pay their fighters enough to cover training expenses and for a measly $50 fee he received after putting in time on a past UFC press tour among other things.

“The truth is, I don’t really care if I fight in the UFC or somewhere else,” Huerta said at the time. “I want to work for a company that is as loyal to me as I am to them.”

Huerta’s comments were originally believed to have angered UFC officials and following his loss to Kenny Florian to UFC 87, many believed that the promotion would take some time before scheduling the last bout on Huerta’s contract, similar to what they did to former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski after he decided to not re-sign with the organization.

However these recent developments prove that Huerta is obviously back in the good graces of Dana White and company. Huerta is currently rumored to be returning to action at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event in March. No potential opponents have been named as of yet.

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