Jon Fitch: 'Waiting around for Thiago Alves to get better was not an option'

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Quoteworthy:

"I needed to fight, I was (previously) scheduled for Nov. 21 and I've been training 5-6 weeks already. I don't like a lot of down time, I like to fight often. Waiting around for Thiago (Alves) to get better was not an option. The last week has just been up and down, changing training camps from one day to the next and emotionally getting up and down for different opponents. Mike Pierce is not well know but sometimes these kinds of fights are harder than the high profile fights because people expect you to go out and smash a guy they don't know so if you don't, they hold it against you. This fight can very easily turn into one of my tougher fights."

Former UFC welterweight number one contender Jon Fitch shares the frustration of undergoing multiple changes in both events and opponents after Ricardo Almeida and Thiago Alves both went down with knee injuries and were forced out of action. Now Fitch must face the unknown Mike Pierce, which as the former Purdue wrestling standout explains is perhaps more dangerous than a high profile opponent due to the limited scouting report and lofty expectations. Is Fitch in a no-win situation?

To hear the entire interview click here.

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