UFC vet Jake Lindsey calls his shot: “I’m Going To Finish Pat Pytlik”

Feb 11, 2019

EDMONTON — UFC vet Jake Lindsey makes his highly anticipated Unified MMA debut at Unified 36, when he challenges the undefeated champ Pat Pytlik for the promotion’s Super-Lightweight Championship on March 1 at River Cree Resort & Casino in Enoch, AB. Before that, the former UFC contender sat down with Unified MMA’s Ed Kapp.​

You told me that you’ve been looking forward to a fight like this for a long time — what do you mean by that?

This is a great fight with a 7-0 hot prospect, with the UFC looking at him,​ and this is my opportunity to get back in the mix, you know? Nobody has wanted to fight me the last two years; it’s been impossible to find a fight. This is a fight where I can show how good I am. Tough opponent in the main event of a great show with a belt on the line. What else can you ask for (laughs)?

What does Pat Pytlik bring to the table?

He’s got a lot of momentum behind him, and he’s going to have a lot of confidence. He’s a great striker, but I’m impressed by his willingness to engage in the clinch, which is where I’m strongest. He’s a tough guy, and he’s not afraid to exchange. That being said — that being said! — I don’t think he’s bringing me anything that I haven’t seen before. I’ve fought very high-level kickboxers and have fought professionally as a kickboxer. I train with a great team. Pat has got balls; he’s coming out there to scrap, and that’s what I love. This will be a great show for the fans.

What’s the most likely outcome for this fight?

I’m going to finish him. One-hundred percent.

How’s it going to feel to have that belt wrapped around your waist?

It’s going to feel good! It’s going to feel amazing! Since I was sent this bout agreement, I’ve been so pumped up. I’ve been doing the “Ric Flair woo” everywhere I go (laughs). I have to almost pull my enthusiasm back. The day I was sent the bout agreement I did three training sessions — then I told myself I’ve gotta chill the (expletive) out (laughs). I feel good, man. I haven’t been this hyped since I get my first fight in the UFC.