UFC welterweight Jason Witt is looking to make $100,000 off the UFC as one of his 2021 goals.
Heading into every year, Witt sets three goals for his life. Entering into 2020, one of those goals was to reach his dream of competing for the UFC. In his debut, he lost to surging Japanese welterweight Takashi Sato. Despite the loss, Witt knew he had accomplished the goal he had set out for himself that year — he made it to the UFC.
“I knew walking into that arena and saw myself on the big screen that no matter which way it went, I had made it,” Witt told Cageside Press about his promotional debut. “Even though I lost, I knew I belonged there.”
Witt would rebound from the setback in his sophomore appearance back in October. In that bout he submitted Cole Williams in the second-round, earning his first win under the UFC banner.
Following the victory, the 34-year old welterweight began preparing his goals for the 2021 year. Those goals consist of continuing to grow his gym, having a kid and making $100,000 off of fighting for the UFC. Witt proceeded to describe how he plans on achieving the feat.
“One of my goals is to make $100,000 off of fighting with the UFC,” Witt said. “That can be one fight, can be two fights, or it could be one and a half fights. It doesn’t really matter what it is. I would really like to get three or four fights in.”
In his return bout this weekend, Witt will take the first step towards his latest goal. He’ll do so against Matthew Semelsberger, with the pair opening up Saturday’s card.
UFC Fight Night 187 takes place on March 13 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The main event will feature a welterweight bout between Leon Edwards and Belal Muhammad.
Catch the full interview with UFC welterweight Jason Witt above. We discuss his UFC career thus far, opening his own gym, training under James Krause and more.