Jon Fitch Plans on Fighting Until He’s 40

Jon Fitch Plans on Fighting Until He’s 40

Welterweight Jon Fitch got a wake-up call by being put to sleep last month in a match-up with Josh Burkman at WSOF 3. Fitch, a perennial title-contender during his run in the UFC, was choked out cold in less than a minute and sent back to the drawing board in terms of what his future holds.

According to Fitch, the defeat hasn’t lessened his desire to compete and in fact he expects to keep taking to the cage for another five years. The 24-6 grappler offered up some insight into his mindset during a recent episode of The MMA Hour, explaining…

“I mean, fighters, I don’t think we ever really get over losses. It’s kind of what drives us to keep working and keeps us moving to get better and try to get better. So, I’ve dealt with it, but I’ll never be over the loss. It’s just a matter of me putting together a win or two and getting a rematch.”

“I figure three times a year, that’s at least fifteen fights in five years if you’re healthy. I think I have fifteen fights left in me.”