For John Fraser, at 35 Years of Age, It’s Time to go from Top Prospect to Top of the Heap


John Fraser the ScoreFollowing his first loss since 2006 this past August, Canadian veteran John “Haggis Basher” Fraser wanted a challenge to get himself back on track, and that’s exactly what he got recently at Score Fighting Series 6 against former UFC featherweight Tyler “Thunder” Toner.

“It was exactly what I wanted after my loss to Josh Hill,” said Fraser. “I just wanted a war and I knew Toner would bring a war. It was a tough three-round decision and I was very happy.

“The game plan going in was for me to go for the takedown and stay tight to my stand-up,” he said. “I actually felt really good. He was tough to take down, but once I got him down I felt like I controlled him really well and almost got a few submissions.

Fraser told MMAWeekly.com that he feels the win over Toner puts him back in the position to be considered for a fight on the international stage.

“I definitely needed to beat a tough guy who had been in the big show,” he said. “They called it the Fight of the Night. I wanted to show that I can go out there and make up for my last fight, which a lot of people called a boring fight, and I think I did that.

“Tyler was a bigger name opponent and I’m hoping with that win and showing the dominance I did, it is going to put me right back to where I was. I know it’s at a different weight class, but I’ll go at any weight class that I’m wanted. I’m hoping that’s the case where I’ll get the call to move on to bigger things.”

Fraser knows at this stage of the game, if he’s going to get his big league opportunity, it’s going to have to come sooner rather than later.

“I do have the urgency,” he said. “I just turned 35. This is the year. I’ve got to get it done this year, I believe.

“I’d love to get my shot at the UFC, that’s what I’m fighting for. But who knows? I may win three fights next year and still not get the call. If that’s the case, I’m happy with my MMA career. I’ve won some titles, had some big fights and have a good record. So we’ll see how it goes.”

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all of your MMA news and updates.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 27 days ago
  • 184 views

Art Davie talks about the time that "Tank" Abbott beat up Pat Smith outside of the cage and John Wayne Bobbitt almost signed with the UFC, all in the same day! Plus, Joe Son starts trouble at UFC 3! read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 4 views

For the first time in four years, Ben Saunders will enter the UFC octagon.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 3 views

Years ago, when the Drexel Dragon blue-and-gold meant the world to Zach Makovsky, the young wrestler was never far off from his singlet. Here was the quintessential underdog, a 5-foot-4 walk-on who i read news >>

  • 17 days ago
  • 4 views

One time prospect Thiago Tavares decides to make his Featherweight debut against Robbie Peralta. Good? Bad? Who's the guy with the more efficient fist? Thiago Tavares vs. Robbie Peralta Featherweight read news >>

  • 14 days ago
  • 19 views

Guys, this is real. Please respect the accomplishments of this outstanding athlete. They said it couldn't be done. "He's getting too old" ... "He lost a step" ... "He's been out of the game too long. read news >>

  • 10 days ago
  • 1 views

UFC flyweight contender Ian McCall underwent hand surgery for the third time in 12 months on Tuesday. However, he hopes to put his injury woes aside and looks ahead to a potential title eliminator ag read news >>

  • 8 days ago
  • 76 views

MACAU – MMAjunkie lead staff reporter John Morgan gives his instant reaction to Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 48 main event between middleweights Michael Bisping and Cung Le.Filed under: Featured Videos read news >>

  • 6 days ago
  • 13 views

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Three years after his last MMA bout, Luciano Avezedo returned to competition with a win at Sunday’s Shooto Brazil 49 - Fight for BOPE 4 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The only man to be read news >>

  • 5 days ago
  • 1 views

The worldwide leader for mixed martial arts and UFC news, MMA News, UFC Rumors, MMA Rankings, Interviews, Videos, UFC Results, and UFC Blog read news >>