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Shawn Jordan signs for WSOF

2016-04-26 21:28
Shawn Jordan (supplied)

Cape Town - Former UFC heavyweight standout Shawn Jordan has finally found a home since becoming a free agent last October. 

Jordan has been signed by World Series Of Fighting (WSOF) and is immediately looking at getting their heavyweight title strapped around his waist. Jordan was the first to announce the signing via his Twitter account.

So, @SugarRaySefo cleared things up, & I’ve cleared space for the #WSOF belt in my trophy case. Yes, I’m back… You’ve waited long enough. 

Jordan (18-7) fought 10 times for the UFC and went on an impressive 6-4 run dropping losses to Cheick Kongo, Gabriel Gonzaga, Matt Mitrione and most recently in his last promotional outing at UFC 192 he dropped a decision loss to Ruslan Magomedov. The loss snapped a three-fight win streak that comprised of three devastating KO finishes. It was also the last fight on Jordan’s contract, which was never renegotiated after choosing to become a free agent.

In the months leading up to the signing, Jordan had contemplated stepping away from the sport. Thankfully WSOF and the former football player came to an agreement and Jordan is able to fight again.

“I’m excited to have the opportunity to compete for WSOF now,” Jordan told BloodyElbow.com. “It’s a great opportunity to make some waves in a new pool of heavyweights. I look forward to fighting for their heavyweight strap soon.”

“The good thing about signing with the WSOF is now we can make up some income through sponsors. It’s a new chapter in my career and I’m ready to prepare for an opponent.”

While a date or potential opponent for Shawn has yet to be confirmed, this latest signing is sure to help further grow the promotion which in recent months has acquired some big names with in the sport.

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