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Jason Witt believes fight with Bryan Barberena has “fight of the night written all over it”

Interview with Jason Witt above

One of the top nicknames in the sport, “The Vanilla Gorilla”, Jason Witt, steps back into the octagon on July 31st against Bryan Barberena. After coming into the UFC a winner in 9 of his last 10 appearances, Witt has gone 1-2 on the big stage. Those losses did not come without lessons, which Witt feels have only helped him grow.

“You can’t make the little mistakes at this level,” Witt began. “I lost the last fight pretty quickly and I just made a stupid mistake. I paid for it, it was embarrassing for me, it really sucked. You need a short memory in this game. I know I belong here, (in the past) sometimes I would doubt that I belonged here or not, but I know I have the skill set to beat anybody in that cage,” Witt continued. “One of the biggest takeaways is knowing I belong there, a confidence booster.”

As for his preparations for “Bam Bam” Barberena, Witt is expecting quite the war come fight night. A couple of tough veterans, one looking to regain his standing in the win column, the other looking to string a few wins together into a streak.

“Barberena is a tough veteran, you have a tough veteran in me,” Witt told MyMMANews. “I’m hard to put away, I’m a bad motherfucker, I think it is fight of the night written all over it. He’s hard to put away, I’m going to grind him out.”

Watch the full interview linked above as Witt praises James Krause and Glory MMA, plus more!

Current UFC Fight Night lineup:

Uriah Hall vs. Sean Strickland – 185 lbs
Doo Ho Choi vs. Danny Chavez – 145 lbs
C. Gruetzemacher vs. Rafa García – 155 lbs
Bryan Barberena vs. Jason Witt – 170 lbs
Collin Anglin vs. M. Baghdasaryan – 145 lbs
Orion Cosce vs. Philip Rowe – 170 lbs
Gloria de Paula vs. Cheyanne Buys – 115 lbs
Ashley Yoder vs. Jinh Yu Frey – 115 lbs
Mounir Lazzez vs. Niklas Stolze – 170 lbs
Kyung Ho Kang vs. Rani Yahya – 135 lbs
Nicco Montaño vs. Yanan Wu – 135 lbs
Ryan Benoit vs. Zarrukh Adashev – 125 lbs

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