Fickett facing homelessness if he loses

by Dann Stupp | source:

Drew Fickett makes his 60th pro appearance at tonight's ShoFIGHT 20 event. The event airs via tape-delayed pay-per-view on July 1, though Canadian fans can watch it live on The Fight Network at 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT).

He'll enter the cage with six weeks of sobriety, a new fight team behind him, and the real threat of homelessness if he doesn't get a victory.

"I'm facing pressure in this fight, but I've been through so much in my life recently that honestly, I'm not nervous at all," Fickett told Radio earlier this week. "If I don't win this fight, I'm pretty much homeless."

"I'm just grateful where I am in life after some real rough patches the last few months. Even though I'll be homeless if I don't win this fight, which I don't plan on losing, that brings me no pressure whatsoever."

Fickett said a lot of the credit goes to his new manager Jason Chambers. Chambers is the one who helped Fickett seek treatment for alcoholism and introduced him to ATT.

"I'm training at American Top Team, which completely blew my mind. Not what I expected. Everyone is so humble and gracious and hospitable. I love the team there, and I definitely now call myself a team member of American Top Team."

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goku site profile image  

6/18/12 10:57 PM by goku

I think drew is only into threesomes with two girls

mmavixen site profile image  

6/18/12 9:50 PM by mmavixen

My husband and I were lucky enough to speak to Drew on here last week.  He couldn't have been nicer.  He has an open invitation to stay with us in Miami whenever he wants.  And I mean that seriously.  Sometimes people are down on their luck and need a hand, there is absolutely no shame in that.

Jack Skellington site profile image  

6/18/12 3:35 PM by Jack Skellington

it's hard to like a guy that flexes his abs when they announce his name

The Sundance Kid site profile image  

6/17/12 7:11 PM by The Sundance Kid

There should be tons of schools begging this guy to come live in their gym and work out some type of housing/work etc agreement.No booze of course.

Ghetto-Top-Team site profile image  

6/17/12 5:49 PM by Ghetto-Top-Team

 Whether on not this is a troll, you're an idiot.

UNIFIEDTEAM1 site profile image  

6/17/12 5:37 PM by UNIFIEDTEAM1

People don't want to have to do real work.

1911Bob site profile image  

6/17/12 3:28 PM by 1911Bob

Why would he be homeless? Is something preventing him from a career change?

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6/17/12 3:27 PM by 6 Late Hammerfists


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6/17/12 3:23 PM by RyannVonDoom

Get on it son!