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6/16/12 2:18 PM
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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."

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6/16/12 2:29 PM
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Hoping he gets the W... Phone Post
6/16/12 2:37 PM
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Hope he wins but if he loses but fought a good fight hopefully his buddies at ATT will stick by him and help him get back on his feet if he is near homeless.

Either way Drew don't give up sobriety keep moving forward!
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Why was he released from the UFC?

Says on Wikipedia he was 4-2, coming off a decision win, with the other three wins by way of submission.

I mean, finishing Neer & Koscheck..

Some drama? Overfilled division? was the decision win over Keita Nakamura particularly uneventful?
6/16/12 2:38 PM
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Motivated Penn - Why was he released from the UFC?

Says on Wikipedia he was 4-2, coming off a decision win, with the other three wins by way of submission.

I mean, finishing Neer & Koscheck..

Some drama? Overfilled division? was the decision win over Keita Nakamura particularly uneventful?


He would get drunk before fights
6/16/12 2:43 PM
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Maybe he needs this type of situation to motivate him. Phone Post
6/16/12 4:43 PM
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Hope ya get the win. But if not still try and stay sober. Life really is so much better. Trust me I know man.
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I want to see these fights. Phone Post
6/16/12 4:50 PM
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He was cut because of a drunken incident at the palms. He was cornering a fighter, not fighting. He was scheduled to fight lytle a couple months later but was injured in training and cut due to the palms incident.
6/16/12 5:12 PM
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 go drew!!! UG has your back
6/16/12 5:13 PM
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Hope he pulls it off.
6/16/12 5:34 PM
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Maybe he'll actually look like hes sparred a little bit. You can tell in all his recent "drunken" losses that the most apparent problem is he is not reacting well to being hit, at all, as in the way someone who doesnt spar at all would react.

So if hes at ATT and serious, he should bang out the quick sub, unless hes totally shot.
6/16/12 5:44 PM
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So talented and tough as nails, if he remains sober- he has more good bouts left.
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That's awful.

I hope he gets his life in order, and finds some peace.
6/16/12 6:20 PM
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Props to Mod Chambers for being a good and supportive dude.
6/16/12 7:26 PM
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Motivated Penn - Why was he released from the UFC?

Says on Wikipedia he was 4-2, coming off a decision win, with the other three wins by way of submission.

I mean, finishing Neer & Koscheck..

Some drama? Overfilled division? was the decision win over Keita Nakamura particularly uneventful?


He would get drunk before fights


Really? So they let him go, despite having a good run, because he was showing up for fights drunk? That's so sad...
6/16/12 7:33 PM
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TTT for Fickett.

People change for the better, and everyone deserves a second chance.
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GSP24 -  This guy was 34-5 at one point, now he's 42-17. That's fucking brutal. Phone Post

 
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Fickett just got tko'd in 51 sec's Phone Post
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Joshua Wolff -  Fickett just got tko'd in 51 sec's Phone Post

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Joshua Wolff - Fickett just got tko'd in 51 sec's <img src="/images/phone/apple.png" alt="Phone Post" border="0" style="vertical-align:middle;"/>

God damn it.
6/16/12 10:01 PM
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GSP24 -  This guy was 34-5 at one point, now he's 42-17. That's fucking brutal. Phone Post

 
Indeed how the mighty have fallen
It's Sad Drew has real talent but to many
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 sad indeed, but I hope he is turning it around. 
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S/o to Drew hit me up homie you can stay at my place! Phone Post

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