Ben Fodor, better known as Phoenix Jones, real-life hero, has recently signed a multi-fight contract with the WSOF.
Fodor has also bagged a 5-0-1 professional record along with a victory over Jason Novelli in the Super Fight League America welterweight championship; his contract with WSOF came up right after that.
On April 10, Fodor is set to debut himself for the promotion of WSOF 20: Branch vs. Markes, which is scheduled to be held at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket and will be shown live on NBCSN, according to MMA Weekly.
Fodor, now 26, took the responsibility of crime fighting while he was patrolling the streets of Seattle starting 2010 as his masked avatar Phoenix Jones. From then on, he was able to intervene in a number of crime scenes and has successfully saved a number of victims.
Major injuries Fodor suffered as Phoenix Jones in pursuit of stopping crime include being stabbed and hit by baseball bats.
Owing to his more advanced suit, Phoenix Jones is now even more confident about his real-life crime fighting abilities.
According to Sgt. Sean Whitcomb, director of Public Affairs at the Seattle Police Department, Fodor has a “mixed at best” relationship with police officers, but he is a positive influence on the community. Whitcomb also admitted that Phoenix Jones is a person with the best intentions.
Inking a contract makes it evident that Fodor is taking his career as an MMA fighter seriously, but at the same time he made it clear that Phoenix Jones will not stop from fighting real-life criminals.