Graham Spencer MFCWhile things didn’t exactly go how MFC featherweight Graham Spencer wanted, 2012 none the less was a successful year where he won both his fights and raised his record to 9-1.

“I only had two fights and would have liked to have been more active, but I had some family issues and stuff I needed to take care of,” Spencer told MMAWeeky.com.

“It would have been nice to get a finish against Shane (Nelson), but he’s a super-tough guy who I think has only been finished once his entire career, so it would have been nice if I could have put him away.”

Having taken steps to make fighting his sole focus, Spencer wants to be more active in 2013.

“Last year I quit my day job, so fighting is full-time for me now, and in order for me to keep that happening, I have to stay active,” he said. “I just can’t have two fights. I’d like to get in four if possible.”

Spencer will get his first chance to reach his fights goal when steps up in weight to rematch Mukai Maromo for the MFC lightweight title on Friday night in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada live on AXS TV.

“Mukai’s got really good striking and is going to be bigger than me – since this is my first fight at lightweight and I’m really not cutting any weight – he’s going to be big and super-athletic, but if I can get the fight to the ground I should have a pretty good time in there,” said Spencer.

“I’m also going to keep pushing the pace on him. He’s a big, muscular guy and I’m going to try to use that against him and make him tired. And because I’m not cutting any weight at all, I should have a lot of energy.”

Spencer confirmed that moving up to lightweight to fight Maromo is just a one-time thing, as win or lose, he fully intends on returning to 145 pounds once the division gets deeper in the MFC.

“I’m not going to be staying at lightweight,” said Spencer. “This is just a one-time thing.

“They didn’t really have any other featherweights for me at the moment. I know Mark (Pavelich, MFC Promoter) has got some big plans for building the featherweight division after this, and after this I think I’ll be right up there and be – if not the top guy – one of the top guys in the division for sure.”

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