For MCC’s Brian Green four fights in four months is no problem!Posted by Admin on Sep 18, 2011 in Articles, Featured, News • No comments
For MCC’s Brian Green four fights in four months is no problem!
While many mixed martial artists only like to take two to three fights per year, MCC’s former middleweight champion, Brian Green prefers to stay more active. Not only is he busy inside the cage, but outside as well. Earlier this year Green opened Springfield MMA, a martial arts training center in his current home state of Missouri- and in the same town where he was also a full time student the past year. Of course, being a full time student has its set backs to someone who is a professional athlete and businessman. This semester Green wisely decided to sit this one on the sidelines. Of course, if you add in the fact that he has also resumed promoting his own shows you have to wonder how this guy has time to to it all.
Somehow he manages.
“I set my priority on my guys first. I love being a coach. I put them before myself,” Green stated. “I’m bringing in really good coaches like Rundall Mosley, so we are all getting better. I have a lot of experience, so coaching, for me, is a very cool way to give back.”
But don’t expect him to slow down anytime soon.
This Friday night, Green returns to his hometown of Des Moines to step back into the cage against MCC newcomer, Kyle Davis, and although a belt is not on the line, Green will find himself in the familiar position of the shows headlining fight.
Being in the limelight, however, has absolutely no negative effect on how he will perform. Ever the showman, Green prides himself on putting on exciting fights for his hoards of fans. The way he sees it, if he is worthy of being the main event, he’s going to go out there and lay it all on the line. Win or lose, Brian Green can hang with the best.
This fight has somewhat of a different element though. Should Green get past the tough-as-nails Davis, he will have officially bested his longest win streak of his nine-year career, putting his run at four W’s in a row.
Following a tough loss to perennial contender, Calley Krueger, Green rattled off a submission win over two-time Bellator vet and former MCC light heavyweight champion, Demetrius Richards on May 28. He followed that up with a third round, come from behind win over another former MCC champ, Mike “Mini Van” Van Meer on August 5. Finally, on August 27 Green snatched the MUCF middleweight belt from Dan Bolden when he knocked out his trash talking opponent in the first minute of the opening round.
And four wins in a row looks pretty good in this day and age.
“The thing is, I get by this guy and it’s four in a row, and suddenly my career is revived. I don’t know if it can happen. I’ve never been that lucky, but it doesn’t mean I’m not going to go for it,” Green stated.
And when asked about his upcoming bout with Kyle Davis, Green simply stated, “I really don’t know a lot about him, but it’s a fight, ya know?’ He continued by saying, “I was actually contemplating retiring from the sport, but with the recent win streak, I’ve reconsidered. I always expect the worst, and it will be the same going into this fight, but I have been training to come out on top. I’m just hoping I don’t get slammed in fifty seconds and get knocked out again (laughing).”
Green, who recently spent some time training with another MCC champ, and now UFC superstar Jeremy “lil Heathen” Stephens and some of the top talent in at Victory MMA in San Diego, Ca, described the experience as humbling to say the least.
“Man, I got tapped left and right. It was insane. I’ve got pretty decent BJJ, but wow! I felt like a beginner. The level of MMA is so far advanced at that gym, it’s very eye opening.”
And in nine years of competing you’d think that you’ve seen it all!
For a mixed martial artist, momentum and confidence are your two best friends. Combine those two with good old fashion hard work and discipline and you have an unstoppable force. That’s the formula Brian Green will rely on in less than one week. And if the stars align and everything works out in his favor, the run towards the big show is a dream that could very soon become reality.
God willing, Green will finally get to live his dream.
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