This time last year, Jon Fitch had recently worked his way to an unanimous decision win over Erick Silva at UFC 153, to rebound from his memorable, KO defeat at the hands of Johny Hendricks. While Fitch wasn’t exactly knocking on the door for a rematch with Georges St. Pierre, there was little reason to believe that the vet wouldn’t continue to be a contender in the UFC.

As we all know, however, not only was Fitch defeated by Demian Maia in his next UFC outing, but the promotion surprisingly cut him loose afterwards. Then, Fitch was quickly choked out by Josh Burkman at WSOF 3 in June, to mark the first time in his career that he had lost consecutive fights.

So, how is Fitch feeling as he approaches his fight this Saturday against Marcelo Alfaya? Which will go down at WSOF 6 in Coral Gables, Florida? While appearing on the latest edition of “The MMA Hour“, here’s ┬ásome of what the 35 year-old vet had to say:

“I have my stuff together much more for this training camp,” Fitch said. “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.”

Fair enough. Fitch also added that he’s hoping to lock up a rematch with Josh Burkman, as he believes it would be a big for the promotion. It’s hard to argue with that; however, Burkman will have to get by Steve Carl first.

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