As reported on Fighters.com, welterweight Jon Fitch returns to action at World Series of Fighting 6 when he takes on Marcelo Alfaya. According to Fitch, life is starting to calm down a little bit heading into his next fight, and its coming at a good time. Fitch has now moved to New York to work with Pacific Health Club, but will be returning to AKA to run his camps. In a recent interview, Fitch talked about moving, his next fight with Alfaya, and even about who he would pick in a fight between AKA teammates Daniel Cormier and UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez.
Fitch told MMAFighting:
“I have my stuff together much more for this training camp. Much more focused for this training camp. A lot of the dust has settled and gone by from all the stuff that happened in the last year. Being released from the UFC and the loss to Demian Maia, I put all that stuff behind me also. It’s been much more focused for this training camp and this fight.”
“I’ll be coming back and training with AKA. It’s in the contract that I come back out for training in California. I’m trying to build something out there, we don’t quite have the bodies around for me to be able to do that. [If in] 3-5 years if I’m still in the area, maybe it’s something I’d consider. But we have such a huge group of guys at AKA that it would be stupid not to be there training with them.”
“He’s a tough guy. Good jiu-jitsu, heavy-handed. He hasn’t had a super-active career in the last three years, but he had some good wins. He had a 30-second knockout in last fight. He’s a serious threat so I have to take him as a serious threat and do whatever I can to put him away as fast as I can.”
“[Cormier] is not a true heavyweight. He might be 225, 230 soaking wet. He’s not a heavyweight. He’s so good as an athlete and a fighter that he can get away with beating heavyweights up, but he’s not a true heavyweight. Just based on size, you have two guys who are equally skilled, equal work ethic, equal punching power, equal everything, you’re going to put your money on the guy who weighs more.”
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