At Friday night's World Series of 3 event, Josh Burkman defeated Jon Fitch perhaps more impressively than anyone ever has, finishing Fitch in just 0:41 seconds of the first round. Burkman believes it is likely that, although prepared, Fitch underestimated just how much he had grown as a mixed martial artists:
"You know, I think it would be hard for Fitch to not underestimate me. I just don't think there is a way that Jon Fitch can understand how much I have improved as a martial artist just by watching me. So I think he probably didn't intentionally undeestimate me, but, I'm sure that he thought, you know, that he was going to come in and win because he was healthy and training real well.
So, I think that there's no way the he couldn't have underestimated me coming into this fight. I'm sure he expected to get back on top and get back in the win column."
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