Jon Fitch Discusses His Focus for WSOF 11
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 07.05.2014
Fitch wanted to fight on NBC...
MMAjunkie Radio recently interviewed WSOF fighter Jon Fitch ahead of his upcoming WSOF 11 bout against Dennis Hallman. Below are some highlights.
Fitch on his focus for WSOF 11: "The focus has been July 5 on NBC. I've been tunnel vision on that, and everything else is just details. I've been around; I've had whole shows canceled five days before the event, so it's no big deal."
Fitch on the many opponent changes he had for the event: "I was just telling my manager – get somebody. I'll be there on the 5th. I'm not going to miss an opportunity to fight on NBC."
Fitch on how things were different in MMA when he started out: "People were still trailblazing and still trying to figure it out back then. Fighters today kind of have it a lot easier, because all the paths are kind of cut. Me and (MMA fighter) Brian Ebersole, we would pack up in a car and drive up to Minnesota or Iowa or whatever and hope that someone was there in our weight. The guys would go, ‘You guys are close in weight, you fight.'"
Fitch on how you can't make mistakes: "I've been in this game so long, I don't think anybody brings something to the table I haven't seen before. But he's dangerous. You have to be tight with things. I made a big mistake with Burkman, I paid for it. Guys are so good now, you can't make mistakes."