No Magic, Brock Larson Just Plans to “Get Out There and Do It” at RFA 6 on Friday Night


Brock Larson UFC FN 18During a stretch in late 2010 to mid-2012, former UFC welterweight Brock Larson went through the roughest stretch in his 10-year career when he lost three of four fights.

According to Larson, years of constant training and fighting finally caught up with him. And after a short break, he was able to get things back on track, winning two fights in a row to close out 2012.

“I was just mentally tired, my body was tired and I was pushing through a lot of fights, which at my level wasn’t working out too well for me,” he said. “I took a step back a little bit, got a resurgence and started kicking butt.

“My body kind of took a beating and I didn’t really realize it. When I was younger I could do that. I could train like a madman and fight like a madman, but as I got a little older I realized that I needed to change a little bit of the training and separate the fights a little bit more.”

During a brief break, Larson also managed to take time to train with the American Top Team, but as he told MMAWeekly.com, while training with other teams is beneficial, just going somewhere new is not instantly a cure-all fix for problems in a fighter’s career.

“I’ve been out to AKA, out to Matt Hume’s, down to Brazil to BTT and the Nogueira brothers’ gym and a lot of other gyms, and a lot of it is all the same,” said Larson. “There’s no magic potion, there’s no magic moves; it’s a matter of having the right bodies and working hard.”

Larson will look to continue his winning ways this Friday when he takes on Eduardo Pamplona at Resurrection Fighting Alliance 6 on Friday night live on AXS TV from Kansas City, Kan.

“Eduardo’s last fight didn’t go so well for him, and his chin is a little bit suspect, so I’m going to try to get my hands on him on the feet, and if that doesn’t work out, I’ll take him to the mat and beat him down there,” said Larson.

“I don’t know if I’m better anywhere or not, but my opinion is that I think that either way the fight goes, I’ll be a bit more dominant. My wrestling ability allows me to still come forward and deal with takedowns very well, where if he comes forward too hard, he’ll give up a takedown. That’s our big difference is in wrestling ability; I’ll have the ability to dictate where it goes.”

At this point in his career, Larson was asked if there are still goals he wants to achieve, he told MMAWeekly.com, “I’ve never really had goals.

“When I got into this sport I never said I wanted to fight in the UFC or fight for a world title or any of that, it just kind of happened. That’s kind of how I do things. I take a fight, figure out what I need to do to with that fight, put my body in position to try to do such a thing, get my team rocking and rolling and rallied up behind me and go out there and do it.”

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