“The biggest thing I took away from it is that I can’t get away from what I do well. The grinding style, where I’m forcing clinches and dirty boxing and stuff like that, that’s what I do well, that’s what got me here, and the more I get away from that, I think the less success I have. So it was a good check to me to be like ‘okay, you’ve got to focus on what you do well; don’t worry about what the other guy does too much; worry about putting your style on him during the fight.’ I don’t think you’ll see anything too spectacular or slick from me (against Green), I hate to say it.” (PHOTO CREDIT: Tom Szczerbowski-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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