Jon Fitch, who went five rounds with UFC welterweight champion Georges St. Pierre in August, received notice Wednesday that the UFC has released him. Fitch told Hardcore Sports Radios Sports Rage on Wednesday that he was cut from the promotion after hed refused to sign an agreement that would have relinquished his likeness rights for a UFC video game. Fitch said he submitted a signed bout agreement Tuesday to fight Akihiro Gono at UFC 94 on Jan. 31, but the UFC terminated it, along with his promotional contract. I had two fights left on my contract, but they always put a clause in the contract that if you lose a fight, theyre able to release you at any time after a loss, Fitch told Sports Rage host Garbriel Morency. Thats pretty standard with any organization, but its pretty incredible that theyd go to those lengths for something like this, over a video game. Fitch, a Purdue University wrestling standout, said his refusal to sign the agreement for a UFC video game -- set for release by THQ in 2010 -- wasnt based on compensation. The video game agreement that they have that they wanted us to sign was basically we dont get anything for it, he told Morency. We get free publicity and promotion from the game, which is great, no problem. The problem is its a lifetime exclusive contract. That means we would never ever be able to work with any video game companies other than the one the UFC provides. Fitch told Hardcore Sports Radio he was not adverse to the contract necessarily, but in the way it was presented to his management. They basically kicked the door open, guns blazing, pointed it in our face and said, Sign this or youre going to pay, Fitch said. Fitch said that, to his knowledge, UFC President Dana White had given his representatives the ultimatum to sign or be scrapped even though the fighters reps tried to negotiate a five or 10-year deal for the video game rights. In an interview with Yahoo Sports on Wednesday, White said the UFC would no longer do business with the American Kickboxing Academy, Fitchs San Jose-based fight team. Were looking for guys who want to work with us and not against us, and frankly Im just so [expletive] sick of this [expletive] its not even funny, White told Yahoo Sports. Affliction is still out there trying to build its company. Let [Fitch] go work with them. Let him see what he thinks of those [expletives]. [Expletive] him. These guys arent partners with us. [Expletive] them. All of them, every last [expletive] one of them. Christian Wellisch, an AKA teammate of Fitch, was also released on Wednesday, said Fitch. Wellisch had also received an agreement for a pending bout that was later retracted. They cut him from the organization first, I think as kind of a scare for me and [Josh] Koscheck and Cain [Velasquez], said Fitch. I guess Cain Velasquez wouldnt sign under his contract and they were saying that after his fight he was done and they werent going to re-up his contract. I think the same thing goes for Koscheck. I think they would drop him right now too, if he wasnt fighting on the 10th, if he wasnt headlining that show - so they cant drop him. Koscheck faces Yoshiyuki Yoshida at UFC Fight for the Troops on Dec. 10 at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, N.C. Fitch had won eight straight fights before dropping a gutsy decision to St. Pierre. His undefeated run tied Royce Gracies for the most consecutive wins in the UFC. With his dismissal, Fitch said he will likely lose 75-80 percent of his sponsorship monies. Earlier this year, Fitch and other AKA fighters were asked by the UFC to sign a separate merchandising agreement in perpetuity. Many of the squad declined the offer. I never wanted anything more than to fight in the UFC and be a UFC champ, said Fitch. I put in a lot of blood and guts and sweat and tears into this and this is my reward I guess. ................................................................................................... Someone needs to put Dana in his place! This is ridiculous!!