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Hieron Agrees to Fickett at Affliction 2

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Former International Fight League welterweight champion Jay Hieron (Pictures) has verbally accepted an offer to take on Drew Fickett (Pictures) at Affliction 2 “Day of Reckoning” on Oct. 11 at the Thomas and Mack Center in Las Vegas.

Fickett’s manager, Alexander Oxendine of 2 A-T Media, confirmed his client had been made an offer and negotiations are ongoing.

“We’re in discussion with a few organizations and Affliction is one of them,” said Oxendine. “They are at the top of our list. As far as Drew is concerned, he’s made a great turnaround with his life and training. He is ready to move forward.”

Since his last UFC bout in April 2007, Fickett’s career has seemed to be a rollercoaster ride outside of the cage.

An on-again off-again title bout against EliteXC welterweight champion Jake Shields (Pictures) never got off the ground due to injuries to both participants, which led to scheduling difficulties later down the road.

After a handful of failed attempts, EliteXC representatives said Fickett’s “personal problems” had taken a toll on their relationship with the wayward fighter, and they planned to release him from his contract.

In June, Fickett attempted to step in and fight Luke Stewart (Pictures) for a Strikeforce event in San Jose, Calif. However, a battle over Fickett’s contract obligations with Canada’s Maximum Fighting Championship and its owner Mark Pavelich spilled onto the Internet, as the fighter had supposedly already been booked for a July 25 MFC card.

“He’s ready to move forward and handle himself professionally,” says Oxendine of Fickett’s last few months. “He wants to take his fighting career seriously and to the next level.”

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Post #1   8/22/08 10:35:43PM   

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Post #2   8/22/08 10:39:14PM   

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Let's just hope Drew hasn't set up four or five other fights on the same night.

Post #3   8/23/08 12:31:01AM   

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Nice, I think he(Fickett)'s gonna win

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Posted by Khaos

Nice, I think he(Fickett)'s gonna win



wanna do another av bet?

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Posted by RMFG_187


Posted by Khaos

Nice, I think he(Fickett)'s gonna win



wanna do another av bet? [/QUOTE

hahaha If you want to.

Post #6   8/23/08 4:19:38AM   

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Posted by Wolfenstein

Let's just hope Drew hasn't set up four or five other fights on the same night.



Let's just hope he doesn't back out of a fight again for whatever reason he comes up with. He's done that the last 3-4 times he was supposed to be fighting on a given event, sometimes they were legit reasons but a couple times they seemed suspicious.

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Hey Sheilds backed out first man. Shields brought all that BS onto himself.

Anyhow, i say Fickett takes this.

Post #8   8/24/08 12:15:30AM   

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hieron is going to mop the mat with fickett

Post #9   8/24/08 12:49:15AM   

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I am happy to see Hieron fighting someone worth mentionning, i ve always been curious to see if he was that good, he was 6-2 in the ifl which is pretty awsome but i want him to fight top dogs, clearly fickett is not a top dog but he's a good test.

Hieron UD

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Nice fight....good match making! I think everyone is in for a nice suprise when Drew taps out Hieron!

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Posted by jae_1833

Nice fight....good match making! I think everyone is in for a nice suprise when Drew taps out Hieron!



I was thinking the same thing

Post #12   8/27/08 11:30:04AM