UFC Quick Quote: Fans who criticize Jon Fitch don't understand MMA

SYDNEY AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 24: UFC fighter Jon Fitch poses for a portrait during a Roosters NRL photocall with UFC fighters at Sydney Football Stadium on February 24 2011 in Sydney Australia. UFC 127 is taking place in Sydney on February 27 2011. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

"Winning is the most important thing on our minds. How you win is a far second. Jon is a great fighter. He represents how hard work beats talent. He is not fast or flashy, he doesn't take steroids, he doesn't cheat, he just works hard. Those who criticize [Jon Fitch] for the most part are fans who do not understand MMA. So I ignore it. Jon is training more intensely to finish. We are working on techniques that we see in other fights and trying to drill systems that fit with his style. We will see a much improved Jon Fitch in his next fight."

American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) coach Dave Camarillo (via Riddum.com) defends the fighting style of perennial welterweight contender Jon Fitch, who hasn't seen a finish in nine consecutive fights. The former Purdue wrestler will try to change the perception that he's "not a risk taker" when he answers the call of surging 170-pound prospect Johny Hendricks on the main card of UFC 141: "Lesnar vs. Overeem" on Friday night (Dec. 30, 2011) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Any fight fans out there who may have been critical of Fitch ready to give him a second look after hearing Camarillo's perspective? Or is what you see, what you get? Thoughts?

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