“I look back on those years as fun years. There were so many more shows going on, and it was so much looser with medical requirements and stuff like that. Some states wouldn’t even require anything. You’d just show up and fight. It was like the years of pulling people out of the crowd because somebody didn’t show up. *laughs* And things like that. So they were fun years, but you certainly can’t be as focused as you should be when you fight that often. So having those couple months to zone in on that target does help quite a bit.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports)
UFC lightweight Pat Healy (29-17) is only 30 years old but has more fights than most of his elders. “Bam Bam” made his professional debut a few months after his eighteenth birthday and hasn’t looked back since, taking on all-comers and finding success against a number of notable adversaries. However, it’s been nearly a year since Healy’s last win after a failed drug test for marijuana use cost him a victory over Jim Miller and he fell on the scorecards to Khabib Nurmagomedov in his return to the ring. Healy will look to get his career back on track this weekend when he faces Bobby Green (21-5) at UFC on FOX 9. The bearded brawler recently offered up his thoughts on a number of topics during an interview with UFC.com where he discussed the importance of beating Green, waxed poetic about the old days, and admitted it’s time for him to return to what he does best in terms of earning wins.
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