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Joe Jordan Seeking His Fiftieth Win at RFA 5

November 30, 2012 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Joe Jordan recently spoke with MMAjunkie about seeking his fiftieth win against James Krause at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 5 and more. Check out the highlights:

On the year and a half layoff from his last fight: “I’ve gotten older and smarter, and my body is a little more worn down now. So I have to be smarter about my training. But I don’t fight as much now, so it gives me more time to get ready.”

On racking up forty-nine wins in his career: “A lot of it was I got good matchups, fighting in the Midwest before a lot of these states had commissions. I’m undefeated at heavyweight, and I’m 5-foot-6. So obviously I was fighting some weak competition. My wife was in school, working on being a nurse. I was working full time. And I had a lot of these shows that were willing to pay me to come in and take a fight, and I couldn’t turn down the money.”

On facing some big names in the sport like Clay Guida and Roger Huerta: “My whole entire career, when I faced most of those guys, I’ve been just right there – where it’s went all three rounds. Some of my buddies, or some of the promoters would say, ‘Man, I thought you won that fight.’ When I fought Clay, I had a point deducted during the fight and it could have been the deciding factor why I lost that decision. Clay’s a terrific fighter and gotten tremendously better since then. But at that time, I was right there with those guys. Against Roger Huerta, if you go on YouTube, you’ll see that I was declared the winner. And it was on my record – but after several months, for some reason it was changed to a draw. I was clearly the winner that night, so I’m not quite sure how that got switched around.”

On potentially moving to bantamweight: “About a year and a half a go, I was down to 152, 151 walk-around weight. And I got injured on a job and it put me out for a while. But if I get down to where I can fight at 135 or 145, I can be competitive with some of these guys, I’m pretty sure.”

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