Undefeated Featherweight Chas Skelly Emphatically Back with Three Victories in 2012


Chas SkellyLooking back on his third round TKO win at the recent Legacy FC 16, undefeated featherweight prospect Chas Skelly sees both the positives and negatives of his performance.

“There are a lot of things that I could have done a lot better that I didn’t do because I was trying to set him up for a certain submission the first couple rounds, but it wasn’t working,” said Skelly. “It should have been a 30-second fight in my opinion instead of three rounds.

“The good thing is I learned a lot from that fight and it was a very valuable experience for me, so I can’t say too many bad things about it.”

Skelly further elaborated on what the fight opened his eyes to by saying, “I think one of the biggest things I learned that no matter how well you prepare, no matter how much film you watch or how well you know an opponent, there’s just such a level of unpredictability that goes with this sport.

“First, I got too complacent and set in what I was planning on doing and it just really hurt me in the fight. Secondly, I shouldn’t force things and should just let them happen. Lastly, I shouldn’t stop throwing and try to land shots wherever I can because that’s where all your openings come from.”

Following a near two-year layoff, Skelly’s three wins in three fights in 2012 couldn’t have been a more successful comeback.

“In 2010, I suffered an injury that put me out for a year, then in 2011 I tried to come back from the injury and got hurt again; so finally getting back in there and finally getting great coaching and training partners at Team Takedown, things are going great for me,” he said.

“It’s nice to get back in there and get a few wins under my belt. 2012 went better than I could have planned or ever expected.”

Having fought previously in Bellator before his injury, Skelly is looking forward to getting back up to that level again and finish what he started prior to his layoff.

“Now that I’m back and rolling and feeling good, I know I can push myself just like I used to before I got hurt – that’s a huge step for me,” he said. “Hopefully before too long I’ll get a call from a bigger promotion.

“This year was a big year for me because I had to come back, and next year is going to be even better because I believe I’m going to carry my momentum through into the bigger promotions and pick up right where I left off.”

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

Related News

  • a day ago
  • 4 views

The #6 ranked UFC featherweight in Dustin Poirier is moving back up to lightweight. After 3 years and 11 fights at 145 lbs, Dustin Poirier has decided to move back up to the lightweight division. Cur read news >>

  • 22 days ago
  • 56 views

Former WWE star, CM Punk details the conversation with Vince MacMahon that led to his 2012 UFC appearance with Chael Sonnen to be canceled and how the WWE fired him on his wedding day earlier this ye read news >>

  • 20 days ago
  • 1272 views

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight Diego Nunes was back in action this weekend, headlining the Superior Challenge mixed martial arts (MMA) event from inside the Sweden AXA Spor read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 1035 views

It has been said that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Conor McGregor can shut down an entire country. He can also shut down an entire argument. That's assuming the "real read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 0 views

After 17 years, 66 professional fights, 42 victories, eight UFC stints and bouts with nearly every MMA organization of note, Yves Edwards has announced his retirement.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 0 views

It’s taken seven years for things to come full circle for Anthony Hamilton. On a chilly Las Vegas night back in December of 2007, the future heavyweight decided to up the ante on his growing obsessio read news >>

  • 16 days ago
  • 5 views

A proposed featherweight bout between Charmaine Tweet and Faith Van Duin has been removed from the Invicta FC 10 lineup due to a “medical concern identified by the Texas Department of Licensing read news >>

  • 7 days ago
  • 4 views

Back to the cage after a three-year hiatus in 2013, Brazilian featherweight Chinzo Machida has signed a deal with Bellator MMA. Chinzo Machida, who turns 38 years old in March, has signed a multi-fig read news >>

  • a day ago
  • 26 views

Top lightweight competitor Khabib Nurmagomedov explains why Americans will soon fear the growing Russian contingency of fighters. It is hard to deny that there has been a recent surge of talent comin read news >>

Jump to: