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.”

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for all the latest UFC and MMA news and fight coverage.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

To Get a UFC Call, Brian Camozzi Knows He Has to Take Care of Business at RFA 43

  • 20 days ago
  • 9 views

Brian Camozzi is on a hot streak, but he knows he has to keep that going in his RFA 43 welterweight title fight if he wants to get a call from the UFC. read news >>

Nick Barnes Looks to Make a Name for Himself in RFA 43 Title Fight

  • 18 days ago
  • 4 views

Nick Barnes will look to pick up his first major championship at RFA 43 on Friday, when he faces Brian Camozzi in a welterweight main event title fight. read news >>

Zac Riley Used to Underdog Role Heading into RFA 43 Against Boston Salmon

  • 18 days ago
  • 6 views

Zac Riley will look to pick up his third straight win for the RFA this Friday in Broomfield, Colorado, when he takes on another rising star in Boston Salmon. read news >>

Boston Salmon Looking for Title Shot with Win Over Zac Riley at RFA 43 | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 5 views

Boston Salmon returns to action this Friday in Broomfield, Colo., to take on hot-streaking Zac Riley in a main card 135-pound bout at RFA 43. read news >>

Fabricio Werdum Reveals His Plan to Get the Title Back (UFC 203 Video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 7 views

Former heavyweight champ Fabricio Werdum plans to get back to a title fight by defeating Travis Browne again at UFC 203 on Saturday. read news >>

Cory Sandhagen Thinks RFA 43 Opponent Clay Wimer is Someone He Can KO | MMAWeekly.com

  • 17 days ago
  • 6 views

After a couple months off, Croy Sandhagen returns to the RFA on Friday in Broomfield, Colo., to take on Clay Wimer in a main card 145-pound bout. read news >>

RFA 43 Results and Highlights: Brian Camozzi Earns Title with First-Round Finish | MMAWeekly.com

  • 15 days ago
  • 12 views

In a battle for the RFA welterweight title, Brian Camozzi landed a first-round guillotine choke to finish Nick Barnes and walk away with the belt. read news >>

Legacy Fighting Alliance: The Anatomy of an MMA Mega Merger | MMAWeekly.com

  • 4 days ago
  • 6 views

Since coming on board with the RFA in 2012, Ed Soares has helped position the promotion as one of the top feeder leagues to shows like the UFC and Bellator. Years of steady growth and success could h read news >>

Dan Henderson's Post-UFC 204 Celebration Plan: A 220-Pound Pig | MMAWeekly.com

  • a day ago
  • 11 views

Dan Henderson has some fat plans for beginning his post-fighting life. read news >>