Former IFL welterweight champion, Jay Hieron, is on the verge of officially signing with Affliction. It has been rumored for the past couple of weeks, and now it looks like it will come to fruition. As soon as his attorney gives the contract a final review, Hieron will be ready for Affliction “Day of Reckoning” in October.
“They came and offered me what I thought I was worth, and I’m happy to be a part of it,” Hieron told MMAWeekly.com.
One of the final aspects that Hieron’s attorney is negotiating is the ability for Hieron to seek bigger fights overseas if they present themselves. That shouldn’t be too big of an issue, as one of the main draws to fighting for Affliction Entertainment is their willingness to allow their fighters to compete for multiple promotions.
“I know I could definitely fight overseas, and I’m trying to see what we’re doing entails in the States,” he said.
Hieron has been sitting on the sidelines training since his last bout for the IFL last April. With the company now bankrupt, Hieron was patiently waiting for the right opportunity for him to resume his career.
“I’m finally going to see where my career’s going,” Hieron said. “Now I can just put my mind at ease and train and know I have a home. Get back to what I love doing, and that’s competing.”
Affliction has not determined who Hieron will be facing on October 11th, however it is almost a certainty that if he signs within the next week, he will be competing on this card.