Fickett facing homelessness if he loses
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 MMAjunkie.com 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."