We've all heard the old played out saying, “fighters fight.” It gets tossed around on social media, forums, and conversation between matchmakers and managers. It is often said, but it is rarely done. This is one of the rarities. Fresh off his devastating first round knockout of Anthony Morrison to win the Cage Fury Fighting Championships’ (CFFC) featherweight title on July 9, 2016, Jared “Flash” Gordon, wants to go back to work less than a month later at CFFC 60 on August 6, 2016 at the Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
“I was expecting a real war with Morrison,” said the Astoria, Queens native. “He’s a real veteran of the game. I saw the high kick was there and I just went for it and connected.”
"Unlike so many fighters coming off a huge win, Jared didn't spend his time on FB and twitter pronouncing his greatness to the UFC brass," stated CFFC CEO Robert Haydak Jr. "Instead, he got right back into the gym in case an opportunity presented itself."
Gordon (10-1, 5-1 CFFC) spent the beginning of his early career at lightweight but realized he could make featherweight and a run at the title.
“I’m very happy to be CFFC champion, especially after losing to (Jeff) Lentz by a cut, when I was winning that fight,” said Gordon. “I'm feeling very confident in my game. I’m in great shape and I got right back to training after the fight. I fought at 55 my first nine pro fights so I’m not worried about the jump and know what to expect.”
Gordon isn't taking it easy either. After word got out that Stephen Regman was injured, an opponent was needed for Dawond Pickney (10-5, 1-0), who was coming off a sensational knockout victory in his CFFC debut. Gordon threw his hat in the mix and was okay jumping back up to lightweight. So with less than two weeks before CFFC 60, we have a fight.
“Dawond is very experienced and has KO power,” continued Gordon. “He has decent wrestling and submission defense. I’m expecting a good fight. My prediction is a finish, later on in the fight though. I think I will push the pace and he will start to fold. I’m not looking past him at all though. I know what this game is about, and how it can all change in an instant.”
"An extremely respectful athlete, Jared knew just how big a KO victory over Anthony Morrison meant to his career," continued Haydak. "He also fully understands that he is jumping back in the cage on short notice against another very talented and high level striker in a higher weight class. Like a true professional, he welcomed the challenge."