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Shawn Jordan Looking To Fight To Win, Not to Fight For Bonuses Anymore

Andrew Ravens

Shawn Jordan

UFC Fighter Shawn Jordan meets Jack May this Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 47 on the main card and he talks about focusing on his fighting career as well as fighting for bonuses and more.

“Coming off of two losses, I kind of slowed down and made myself stop trying to think ahead about stuff,” Jordan said. “I don’t even know what’s going on the day after my fight right now. I know I’m going home, but I’ve only planned up to the day of the fight. I want to win this fight, get home, take a deep breath and then start planning my next moves.”

Shawn Jordan has 11 wins by knockout, 3 wins by submissions and 1 win by decision. He is 2-2 in his last four fights. Jordan beat Mike Russow via knockout at UFC on Fox 6 – Johnson vs. Dodson on Jan / 26 / 2013 and then Pat Barry via knockout at UFC 161 – Evans vs. Henderson on Jun / 15 / 2013.

“Sometimes you get a knockout or a bonus and it skews your perception of things. You’re in there with another man who is 260 pounds – we all hit hard. You get in there, you start brawling, and you lose focus. I was making mistakes, and unfortunately with the heavyweights, you don’t have much room for error or time to get going. Everyone is just so big and hits so hard that a few mistakes can end a fight.”

However, he lost to Gabriel Gonzaga via knockout at UFC 166 – Velasquez vs. dos Santos 3 on Oct / 19 / 2013 and then lost to Matt Mitrione via knockout at UFC Fight Night – Kim vs. Hathaway on Mar / 01 / 2014.

UFC Fight Night 47: Bader Vs. Preux goes down this Saturday night (8/16) on Fox Sports 1 and 2. MMA Frenzy will have the latest news leading up to, during and after the event, as well as having the latest and greatest live play-by-play coverage of the event. From the first fight of the prelim side of the card on Fox Sports 2 and to the fight the big fights on the main card that airs on Fox Sports 1. The headlining fight is Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux, the co-main event will see Gray Maynard vs. Ross Pearson. The event airs from Bangor, Maine at the Cross Insurance Center. The show starts with Frankie Saenz vs. Nolan Ticman at (8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 2 and then continuing on Fox Sports 1. The real fights with the main card at 10 p.m. ET with Thiago Tavares vs. Robbie Peralta on Fox Sports 1. We will be providing live play-by-play coverage for each fight, as well as having minute to minute updates through the night and after the fights happen. Also, stay tuned for the post event news.


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