It recently came to light that Invicta Fighting Championships’ 105-pound atomweight champion Michelle Waterson has a fighter profile on the World Series of Fighting website.

The finding led to many questions about whether the fighter would be competing for the new promotion in the future and if Invicta FC was now sharing talent with the promotion—something the all-women’s promotion has done openly with the UFC.

When asked for comment on the situation, Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp revealed the details of the situation.

“When we signed Michelle [Waterson], it was our understanding that the contract with World Series of Fighting was null and void,” Knapp explained to The MMA Corner in an exclusive interview.

Waterson, who has competed in the Invicta cage on two occasions, captured the promotion’s atomweight belt with a fourth-round submission win over inaugural champion Jessica Penne at the promotion’s fifth event in April. The Jackson’s MMA product previously edged Lacey Schuckman by split decision in her promotional debut.

Asked for her side of the story, Waterson made it clear where her loyalties lie.

“Invicta has been great. They are organized and gave me a contract and fights. I look forward to working with them and promoting them more in the future,” the champion said.

Despite Knapp’s assertion that Waterson is under contract with the promotion, she admits that there may be some details to iron out behind the scenes.

“We will have conversations between the promotions, but they will not be resolved on social media,” the Invicta President declared.

At this point in time, Waterson does not have a fight scheduled, but with the promotion planning an event in October, it’s possible that she will make her first title defense at the fall event.

Photo: Michelle Waterson submits Jessica Penne (Esther Lin/Invicta FC)