Adam Fugitt Sees Quinlan Bout As ‘Loser Goes Home’ Fight

UFC APEX – UFC welterweight Adam Fugitt took about a year off before returning to action, and he gets Josh Quinlan at UFC Vegas 93 on Saturday night.

“I made a journey down to Scottsdale, Arizona. Kind of relocated for my fight camp and been training down there,” Fugitt told reporters on Thursday.

“Had a little bit of an injury which I think kind of cost me an opportunity. Had to heal up with that and then got back all good to go.”

Fugitt (9-4) made the move to Fight Ready, the gym in Scottsdale led by Henry Cejudo, to test with a tougher stable of fighters.

“You don’t know how long you’re going to be here in this sport. I had trained and prepared all my life through the same trainers, same coaches, same gym. So I figured I’d be doing myself a disservice if I didn’t really put myself out there,” said Fugitt.

“Put myself in a little bit bigger pond and not be the big fish and go get my butt kicked a little bit. Try to learn some new skills.”

On Saturday he gets Quinlan who comes in on a two-fight skid and looking to right the ship.

“Both of us got the ability to finish the other one. Heavy-handed boxer, I heard he’s got a BJJ black belt as well, very durable. I know he’s going to be in there from start to finish looking to put my lights out. I’m going to be in there from start to finish trying to put him out,” he said.

“We’re both 1-2 which doesn’t look good on paper. I really believe this is a winner stays, loser kind of goes home, winner gets that next contract. This is it. Any fight could be your last fight and that’s how I look at this one.”

Watch the entire media day scrum with Adam Fugitt above.