Rudy Bears at Bellator 32

Rudy Bears at Bellator 32

As Rudy “Bad News” Bears prepares to meet Rory Markham at Titan FC 18 on Friday night in Kansas City, Kan., he is keen to not make the same mistakes he made in his last fight for the promotion.

“I just need to go hard right out the gate,” he told MMAWeekly.com. “I kind of stalled a little bit on Jason High (in January), and there were a couple of different things I could have done differently.

“I trained real hard for that, but if you’re caught in a choke, there’s only so much you can do. I’ve been working on my submission defense a lot. Rory’s a stand-up fighter mainly – but he has some submissions too – but I’ve just kind of been working on my overall game, so I’m ready for whatever.”

Bears says he not only wants to have a good showing for himself, but also for those who follow him.

“I have my own school here in KC and I like to set a good example overall,” he said. “I like to go out there and show all my students what I expect of them: training hard for a fight, having the proper diet, and giving it your all.”

Bears feels that having a similar style to Markham’s will likely ensure that the fight will not be boring.

“I think it’s going to be an awesome fight,” he exclaimed. “I haven’t seen Rory take many shots trying to take people down, and I’m pretty much the same way.

“I’d like to think we’re a little more technical than (just hitting each other until someone falls down), but yeah, pretty much we’re both going to go in there and see who is the better striker.”

Recently Markham has spent time away from fighting and entered the film industry, which Bears thinks may give him an advantage when it comes to having the conditioning needed to win the fight.

“I plan on pushing the pace all three rounds,” stated Bears. “I don’t want to talk any smack, but hopefully he’s not too much into his acting, he’s been training his cardio, otherwise he’s in trouble.

“A lot of people work just on their striking or grappling, and yeah, it gets good, but it’s only that good until you run out of breath.”

A good showing against Markham could help put Bears on the path towards achieving his dream.

“It’s a lifetime goal of mine to fight in the UFC,” he said. “I’ve been watching it since the first one, so I want to try to get some good wins and get into the UFC.

“Win or lose I just want to go out there and give it my all, and regardless of outcome I want everyone thinking I’m a good fighter.”

Having made adjustments to shore up issues he had in his last fight, Bears is ready to have a much better outing on May 27 and give the fans a show.

“Come to Titan FC 18,” he said in closing. “You’re going to see some fireworks from my fight, for sure. All the other fights are good match-ups too, and I’m looking forward to seeing everybody there.”

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Injury to Linton Vassell Causes Bellator 158 Main Card Shift

  • 25 days ago
  • 11 views

An injury to Linton Vassell has derailed his summer plans of competing in front of his fellow Englishmen against Francis Carmont at Bellator 158: London. read news >>

Joe Taimanglo Plans to Secure His Place as 135-Pound Contender at Bellator 159

  • 11 days ago
  • 7 views

Joe Taimanglo looks for his fourth straight win when he takes on undefeated prospect Darrion Caldwell in a 135-pound main event at Bellator 159 on July 22. read news >>

Mark Hunt Puts UFC on Blast, Plans on Forming a Fighter Association

  • 10 days ago
  • 159 views

After Brock Lesnar was flagged for a second potential anti-doping violation, his UFC 200 opponent, Mark Hunt, is planning the formation of a fighter union. read news >>

Dan Henderson Plans to Retire After Michael Bisping Fight

  • 5 days ago
  • 61 views

Win or lose, when Dan Henderson fights Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight championship, it will likely be the last time that we see him in the Octagon. read news >>

Chris Lopez Respects His RFA 41 Opponent, but Plans To ‘Do His Thing’

  • 2 days ago
  • 5 views

Chris Lopez will look to get back on the winning track when he takes on Fabio Trindade in a main card 170-pound bout at RFA 41 on July 29 in San Antonio, Texas. read news >>

WSOF Global Championship President of Ops Has Big Plans for Promotion’s Future

  • 2 days ago
  • 4 views

WSOF-GC Vice President of Operations Jason Lilly gave his thoughts on the company’s upcoming event, how the promotion has done so far, and what’s ahead. read news >>

UFC 201 Video: Tyron Woodley Plans to Show He’s the Best Welterweight in the World

  • a day ago
  • 9 views

Tyron Woodley finally gets his shot at the UFC 170-pound title on Saturday when he faces champion Robbie Lawler in the UFC 201 main event. read news >>