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Joe Schilling ‘still 100 percent committed’ to doing both kickboxing and MMA

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One knockout loss is not going to deter Joe Schilling.
The kickboxing phenom has not strayed from his path as an MMA fighter due to a second-round KO defeat against Hisaki Kato at Bellator 139 in June, he told MMA Fighting. Schilling still plans on competing in both sports as often as he can.
“I’m still 100 percent committed to fighting,” Schilling said. “I like to fight. I fight regularly.”
His next bout will be back in a kickboxing ring, though. “Stitch ‘Em Up” will meet Jason Wilnis in the main event of GLORY 24 on Friday night in Denver. Schilling was supposed to get a middleweight title shot against Artem Levin until Levin pulled out with an injury.
Wilnis is a top middleweight contender in GLORY, but not the titleholder. Schilling has been eyeing gold since losing to Levin in the finals of the GLORY Last Man Standing tournament in June 2014 with the belt on the line.
“I don’t know if I would have agreed to that fight beforehand if it wasn’t Levin,” Schilling said. “But when they changed it from Levin to Jason, I didn’t think about not fighting. I already agreed to fight.”
Schilling, 31, is coming off a 90-day medical suspension ….View original article