For allegedly refusing to fight top contender Scott Holtzman, XFC Lightweight champion Nick Newell was stripped of his title Friday.
XFC President John Prisco announced that the champion was stripped of his belt after he refused to sign to fight Holtzman at the main event of the upcoming XFC 24: Collision Course event which is slated this June 24, at the Sun Dome inside the University of Florida in Tampa.
Prisco said that Newell’s refusal to sign delivered a big blow to the event. In an interview, Prisco said that the congenital amputee’s team wants more money, and when the promotion managed to come up with the money, the champ still refuses to fight and instead say that he only wants to fight former UFC MMA fighters.
Currently, the opponent-less Holtzman is waiting who his new opponent will be or if the promotion will totally scrap the scheduled match.