Fitch: I have fifeteen fights left in me


Jon Fitch has been fightng professional for eleven years and at 35 years old has 30 professional fights, but according to his recent appearance on the MMA Hour, he still has plenty left in him:

"I think I put a lot of pressure on myself to make this debut the biggest debut I could. I was looking for something bigger," Fitch said. "I think this company put a lot of effort into promoting me and getting me out there and I wanted to step up and represent and help take World Series to that next level. Because I knew a lot of people would be watching after everything that's transpired over the last several months."

Yet, Fitch doesn't believe he's anywhere near being done. To hear him tell it, sure he had his hiccups in the UFC. And no, things didn't go well against Burkman. But he's ready to keep going. He's ready to be with WSOF for the long haul. He told Helwani he's eying five more years in the sport. If things go well and he can stay healthy, maybe 10. Either way, he'll be in his forties before he's ready to walk away from the sport and the loss to Burkman, if everything goes well, will be a distant memory.

"I figure three times a year, that's at least fifteen fights in five years if you're healthy," Fitch stated. "I think I have fifteen fights left in me."

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DarkHelmet site profile image  

7/17/13 12:57 PM by DarkHelmet

Wish he said " fifeteen " takedowns left

i remember halloween site profile image  

7/17/13 12:54 PM by i remember halloween

I'm not going to watch any of them.

MMALOGIC site profile image  

7/17/13 10:09 AM by MMALOGIC

so he's essentially saying he got knocked out because he was trying to put on an exciting fight instead of the usual boring one.

submitbitch site profile image  

7/17/13 9:30 AM by submitbitch

Why the number 15 might as well make it 20

demonsurge site profile image  

7/16/13 7:58 PM by demonsurge

Cool, when you google 'fifeteen' it's all teenage girls on instagram and this article.Good SEO work I guess...

RKing85 site profile image  

7/16/13 7:50 PM by RKing85

well not fighting in the UFC any more, in theory he should be able to get in more fights per year now.

LyotoBundy site profile image  

7/16/13 7:13 PM by LyotoBundy

So many rounds, so little action. Fitch has 225 minutes of pro hugging left in him.

chupecabre site profile image  

7/16/13 6:05 PM by chupecabre


HandyDarsh site profile image  

7/16/13 5:52 PM by HandyDarsh

Sounds pretty boring

stevekt site profile image  

7/16/13 5:14 PM by stevekt

Oh my God! I'm sitting at my desk at work giggling like a little girl.