Damien Brown-Fight-LegacyWhen looking at Australian lightweight Damien Brown’s career, it would be easy to compare it to the ocean tide. It began with high tide, winning his first six pro fights; followed by low tide, losing his next three fights; to being followed up by high tide again, currently on a three-fight winning streak.

Brown credits those around him for getting him through the rough times and back on track.

“I have a fantastic team of coaches and training partners and I never felt unready for any of those fights,” he said. “I always came well prepared and conditioned, however, I lost to a quick TKO in one and the other two were very good, advanced BJJ techniques.

“I was winning the fights until I got caught, so I guess my confidence wasn’t down because I knew I was ready and winning, but just got unlucky. My team always backed me and I just pushed through.”

During his current winning streak, Brown made a successful debut in China’s Legend FC, and is once again being asked to return to the promotion for their April 27 card in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, against up-and-coming Japanese Shooto star Yasuke Kasuya.

“I think this is a very even and solid match-up for me,” said Brown. “I’m confident I can win. I just need to control the fight and I think I can win it on my feet or in the wrestle.

“I like this fight and have been excited about it since first being told my opponent.”

This past February, Brown defeated Rob Hill, who had previously defeated Kasuya.

When asked what he thought about beating a fighter who had won against his upcoming opponent, Brown said, “He dominated Rob for most of the round before a simple mistake cost him the fight. It’s good to know he’s beatable and I believe I got the right game to beat him.”

A win over Kasuya could be a big boost in helping Brown gain international exposure and take another step closer towards obtaining a championship, both of which are part of his game plan for the remainder of the year.

“For 2013, I just want to take it one fight at a time,” he said. “I’m planning a trip to Denver, Colo., in the U.S. to train and I want to increase the winning streak I’ve got going.

“I’d like to have my shot at the title by the year’s end. It doesn’t matter what anyone thinks in life, if you want it, go after it.”

Brown obviously puts a lot of importance on those around him, and had nothing but praise for his coaches and the sponsors that have supported him.

“I’d like to thank my coaches Dan Higgins, Adrian Pang and Steve Compton. Thanks to Integrated MMA and my training partners; my sponsors Temper Fightwear, Prodigy fit, Australian Sports Nutrition, Rocktape Australia, Again Faster and MMA apparel Australia.”

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Mike Santiago Taking Career to New Heights Heading into RFA 39

  • 16 days ago
  • 0 views

Following some rocky roads early on, Mike Santiago is taking his career to new heights heading into RFA 39. read news >>

Jordan Johnson Looking to Remain Undefeated at RFA 39

  • 13 days ago
  • 3 views

Unlike many fighters who can spend the majority of their career with one team, light-heavyweight up and comer Jordan Johnson has bounced around a bit. read news >>

10 Burning Questions Heading into UFC 200 Triple-Header

  • 9 days ago
  • 64 views

UFC Fight Night 89 is in the books. The results are as follows (h/t B/R's own Craig Amos): Fight Night 89 Main Card Stephen Thompson def. Rory MacDonald, unanimous decision (50-45, 50-45, 48-47) Dona read news >>

Michael Chandler Motived By Opportunity and Challenge Heading into Bellator 157

  • 7 days ago
  • 10 views

Michael Chandler is focus on the rematch of a 2011 bout with Patricky “Pitbull” Freire for the vacant Bellator 155-pound title on June 24 in St. Louis, Missouri. read news >>

Lewis not concerned with ranks, just wants to provide for family

  • 5 days ago
  • 3 views

Derrick Lewis has the biggest fight of his career upcoming against Roy Nelson at Fight Night Las Vegas on July 7. But Lewis isn't concerned about the divisions or rankings, he just wants to provide f read news >>

Like Brock Lesnar, The Rock Once Considered a UFC Career

  • 4 days ago
  • 38 views

What if Dwayne Johnson, aka The Rock, one of the biggest stars in WWE history, had made the move to the UFC? read news >>

Brock Lesnar Returns to UFC: The Defining Moments of His MMA Career to Date

  • 2 days ago
  • 11 views

Brock Lesnar is a large man, in multiple ways. Granted, none of his other largenesses happen without his physical largeness, but even so he looms over both pro wrestling and MMA as a bona fide supers read news >>

Not Messing Around, Karen Darabedyan Confident Heading into RFA 38

  • 27 days ago
  • 6 views

Karen Darabedyan isn't messing around heading into RFA 38. Looking for his fourth win in a row, he's targeting a UFC call-up. read news >>

Jason Gonzalez Building Off of Time on TUF Heading into RFA 38

  • 26 days ago
  • 6 views

Jason Gonzalez got a taste of the UFC as part of a season of The Ultimate Fighter. Building off of that heading into RFA 38, he wants to get back to the UFC. read news >>

Brock Lesnar: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Fighter's Potential Return

  • 25 days ago
  • 10 views

After he reignited his professional wrestling career, it looked as though Brock Lesnar's days in UFC were over, but the 38-year-old may be nearing a return to the Octagon. Continue for updates. Lesna read news >>