After longer than a year off due to an undisclosed injury, John Hathaway (16-1) returned to his fighting ways at last weekend UFC on FOX 3. Hathaway faced the tough German Pascal Krauss, a formerly undefeated rising prospect out of team Roufusport. In the fight Hathaway proved to have the more effective striking and grappling by completely dominating Krauss for a unanimous decision.
The one-sided performance from John Hathaway quickly reminded MMA fans, who might have forgotten, just how talented the Englishman is. The win was Hathaway’s 6th inside the Octagon with notable victories against Rick Story and Diego Sanchez. The only defeat on the record of Hathaway is a unanimous decision loss to the veteran Mike Pyle at UFC 120.
Coming off the long absence the UFC could go in any direction, up or down the welterweight roster for what’s next for John Hathaway.
A rematch with Mike Pyle would seem to be a viable option or maybe a fight with Paulo Thiago who is coming off a knockout loss last month.
For those of you that failed to remember the man who destroyed the nightmare in the UFC, John Hathaway is back and he will be exciting re-addition to the already stacked welterweight division. Best thing is he is not on the long list of 14 fighters injured from UFC on Fuel 3.