“[Carneiro’s] a really good wrestler, really good ground control. I’ve been doing a lot of situational type of stuff as far as my ground work and starting off in a really bad position. He’s pretty good at controlling positions so I’m putting myself in really bad situations and make myself fight out of them. Anytime I face a good grappler like Roan I spend a lot of time starting off in submissions and working my way out, so it should be a really great ground game.
Its not about being famous, I don’t care that much about that. I’m more worried about competing at a high level against high level opponents and getting paid what I’m worth and the UFC has been doing that.
I told Joe Silva a long time ago that I like fighting the toughest guys. So he picks up these phenomenal fighters that no ones ever heard of and he puts me up against them, you know. I’m fine with that, that’s what I asked before and he’s given me what I’ve asked for.”
– Relatively unknown UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch talks about his upcoming Fight Night 10 co-feature against Roan Carneiro and the fact that many fans are still unaware of him despite a 5-0 UFC record in an interview with MMA52.