John Fraser (10-3) is ready to take his career to the next level and feels his upcoming fight with Josh Hill (8-0) won’t help.
“I would have taken another fight if there was another offer in Canada,” said Fraser. “I’ve trained with Josh before and we’re kind of both at the same level to where I feel we’re about to make the jump to the bigger show and I actually wasn’t pushing for this fight.”
It would be more beneficial, Fraser believes, if they fought different individuals.
“I would have rather just fought another American or someone out of Western Canada,” said Fraser. “I would have rather seen us fight other people and move up. It seems like this is what Score [Fighting Series] wanted and what the fans wanted, so I was willing to go ahead and do it.”
No matter where the fight goes, Fraser is prepared to outfight Hill and go home with the win.
“We’re both two guys who like to push the pace the whole fight, [but] I feel I’ve got an advantage everywhere on him,” said Fraser. “I know a lot of people are saying he’s going to out-wrestle me, but I don’t believe he will. I think I can beat him striking, wrestling and if he takes me down, I’ll be able to tap him out.”
Fraser is on a seven fight win streak, all via submission.
“I’ve tapped out my last seven guys and it really hasn’t gotten noticed, so I need to go out there and hit him with a big knockout,” said Fraser. “I think that will get the notice of some bigger shows.”
Even if Fraser wins the fight and it doesn’t bring him to a grander stage, he’s going to keep at it.
“I could win 10 more fights and they still might not take me on, so I’ve just got to keep fighting,” said Fraser. “I feel every fight of mine is exciting, so I’ll just keep on doing what I’m doing and loving it.”