Dedication determines fighter’s sport outlook

Chris Indich fights to makes his dream come true.
Chris Indich fights to makes his dream come true.

Indich was due to brawl fellow Australian welterweight Richard Walsh at 7am WST this morning, with the victor set to gain a UFC contract. Both fighters appeared as contestants on reality TV series The Ultimate Fighter Nations, which pitted Australia’s best MMA fighters against their Canadian counterparts.

Indich lost his only bout to eventual finalist Chad Laprise, but his dedication to the sport and determination impressed coaches enough to offer him another shot at his dream of fighting fulltime in the UFC.

The former Kwinana Senior High School graduate told the Courier in January that a fear of failure was behind his dedication to the sport, and that he didn’t want to let anyone close to him down.

‘You have to be completely dedicated to and (have) 100 per cent commitment to training and eating right,’ he said.

‘It’s the prospect of losing that drives me in a fight and I don’t fight to impress anyone or to please people, but I don’t want to disappoint my family and friends in the ring.’