Joe Pyfer is not intimidated by Jack Hermansson

Joe Pyfer shares his thoughts on fighting Jack Hermansson.

by Aryan Lakhani
Joe Pyfer is not intimidated by Jack Hermansson
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The rising middleweight contender Joe Pyfer is set to fight Jack Hermansson on 11th February 2024. Hermansson is far ahead of Pyfer in terms of experience – he has fought different types of opponents throughout his career; it is worth knowing that Hermansson has fought well-known opponents like Jared Cannonier, Kelvin Gastelum, Marvin Vettori and Sean Strickland!

Experience plays a crucial role in dictating the outcome of matches; however, Joe Pyfer isn’t concerned about these things as he is confident in his skills and abilities as a fighter. A win will be significant for Joe Pyfer as it will allow him to seamlessly sail in the competitive middleweight division.

Joe Pyfer on fighting Jack Hermannsson

In a recent interview with Middle Easy, Joe Pyfer explained why he does not consider Jack Hermansson to be a huge threat to his career. “I think that my skills are – bar none – better than his,” Pyfer said, as quoted by mmajunkie“I just don’t think this is a terrible big step up like everybody else thinks because I’ve been in the sport for so long, and I may not have as many fights.

But I’ve had my mind conditioned. It’s another fight, He’s a guy who has a heart, lungs, and breathes air like me. I don’t give a about his number. He’s 35 years old, 10-6 in the UFC, he’s a tough guy.

I like him. He’s a good guy. I don’t really have that many nerves. I just understand that I’m pushing myself. I got to search in my soul to push myself to a new level because I’m going to give him that much respect.

I wanted to take it slow because I wanted to get my contracts right. I was very verbal about that. When you get into the rankings all the fights are super tough”.