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7/16/13 1:41 PM
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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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7/16/13 1:49 PM
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"Fitch: I have fifeteen fights left in me"

durrteen, foteen, fifeteen.
7/16/13 1:50 PM
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Although Fitch has taken no real damage for the bulk of his career and relying on his skills, physical fitness and technique rather than athleticism, natural power or speed I always thought he was the type of fighter who could fight competitively into his 40s.

This being said, 15 fights against who? Look at his last 4 fights Hendricks, Silva, Maia, Burkmann. He went from looking like the number two guy to dropping right out of the top 10 over night...quite roughly might I add.

Is he saying that he has 15 fights in him because he needs the money that badly? Or is it really a statement based on passion and determination? Who's next for him in WSOF anyways?
7/16/13 1:53 PM
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15 more 3 round fights will kill any man. Phone Post 3.0
7/16/13 2:04 PM
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Fitch has a real passion to fight. Gotta like that. I think he can start putting wins together again and maybe get back in the UFC if he is impressive enough Phone Post 3.0
7/16/13 2:16 PM
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UGCTT_ScarecrowRio - Fitch has a real passion to fight. Gotta like that. I think he can start putting wins together again and maybe get back in the UFC if he is impressive enough Phone Post 3.0

Nah man UFC was a hostile work environment for him.
7/16/13 2:59 PM
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Fifeteen on the front page. Good work boys. Phone Post 3.0
7/16/13 3:09 PM
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luctaro -
UGCTT_ScarecrowRio - Fitch has a real passion to fight. Gotta like that. I think he can start putting wins together again and maybe get back in the UFC if he is impressive enough Phone Post 3.0

Nah man UFC was a hostile work environment for him.
True. Its only a business where they make you get in a locked area and fight. Sounds hostile Phone Post 3.0
7/16/13 3:21 PM
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MediumRareMistake - Fifeteen on the front page. Good work boys. Phone Post 3.0
Professional journalism at its finest Phone Post 3.0
7/16/13 5:11 PM
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Fifteen fights?! That's AT LEAST 5 more years of fighting. Probably closer to 7 or 8.

I mean, if you love it, do it, but DAMN. Especially seeing where he's at right now, that sounds more like a grind for the cash than anything else.
7/16/13 5:14 PM
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kingjames100 - "Fitch: I have fifeteen fights left in me"

durrteen, foteen, fifeteen.
Oh my God! I'm sitting at my desk at work giggling like a little girl. Phone Post
7/16/13 5:52 PM
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Sounds pretty boring Phone Post 3.0
7/16/13 6:05 PM
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kingjames100 - "Fitch: I have fifeteen fights left in me"

durrteen, foteen, fifeteen.

Priceless
7/16/13 7:13 PM
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So many rounds, so little action. Fitch has 225 minutes of pro hugging left in him. Phone Post
7/16/13 7:50 PM
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well not fighting in the UFC any more, in theory he should be able to get in more fights per year now.
7/16/13 7:58 PM
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Cool, when you google 'fifeteen' it's all teenage girls on instagram and this article.

Good SEO work I guess...
7/17/13 9:30 AM
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Why the number 15 might as well make it 20
7/17/13 10:09 AM
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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.

7/17/13 12:54 PM
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I'm not going to watch any of them.


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