Joe Jordan Seeking His Fiftieth Win at RFA 5
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 11.30.2012
Jordan speaks about the layoff since his last fight and more...
Joe Jordan recently spoke with MMAjunkie about seeking his fiftieth win against James Krause at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 5 and more. Check out the highlights:
On the year and a half layoff from his last fight: "I've gotten older and smarter, and my body is a little more worn down now. So I have to be smarter about my training. But I don't fight as much now, so it gives me more time to get ready."
On racking up forty-nine wins in his career: "A lot of it was I got good matchups, fighting in the Midwest before a lot of these states had commissions. I'm undefeated at heavyweight, and I'm 5-foot-6. So obviously I was fighting some weak competition. My wife was in school, working on being a nurse. I was working full time. And I had a lot of these shows that were willing to pay me to come in and take a fight, and I couldn't turn down the money."
On facing some big names in the sport like Clay Guida and Roger Huerta: "My whole entire career, when I faced most of those guys, I've been just right there – where it's went all three rounds. Some of my buddies, or some of the promoters would say, 'Man, I thought you won that fight.' When I fought Clay, I had a point deducted during the fight and it could have been the deciding factor why I lost that decision. Clay's a terrific fighter and gotten tremendously better since then. But at that time, I was right there with those guys. Against Roger Huerta, if you go on YouTube, you'll see that I was declared the winner. And it was on my record – but after several months, for some reason it was changed to a draw. I was clearly the winner that night, so I'm not quite sure how that got switched around."
On potentially moving to bantamweight: "About a year and a half a go, I was down to 152, 151 walk-around weight. And I got injured on a job and it put me out for a while. But if I get down to where I can fight at 135 or 145, I can be competitive with some of these guys, I'm pretty sure."