AJ Fletcher is set to make his debut at UFC Vegas 50 in a very exciting fight against Matt Semelsberger. He has been training with big names like Dustin Poirier and Alan Jouban in Louisiana to get ready.

Training with high-level UFC fighters like that gives AJ Fletcher an advantage as he looks to break out in his UFC debut. It isn’t always smooth sailing training with them though.

“Dustin [Poirier] and Alan Jouban beat the brakes off me yesterday morning,” Fletcher told ClutchPoints. “So yeah, we definitely get some training in.”

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The mental aspect of working with high-level UFC fighters is very important for AJ Fletcher’s development. He sees the benefit in working with fighters that have so much experience and have achieved great things.

“It’s obviously the techniques, how they do things, all that rubs off on you and you learn so much from that,” the UFC fighter said. “But a lot of times to the higher you climb in this game, the less people you can look for, look to for advice. So having these guys around that have walked that walk, yes, they can give me technical knowledge and tell me what all they do. But I think where they’re really invaluable is, you’re seeing how they conduct themselves and how they step through some of these obstacles. Just the way the game works, just being able to watch that as a young fighter coming up. It’s been huge, you get an idea of where certain pitfalls and mentality or where certain advantages of mentality are. You pick up good daily habits, you pick up all these things, they rub off on. Having them is instrumental, it really is.”