Bantamweight prospect John Douma feels like that the year was essential for his evolution though he hit on on the first road block of his two-year MMA livelihood in 2018.
Coming off his first loss in June, adjustments have been made by Douma in the way he begs he believes will pay dividends when he returns to actions.
“my last fight was a small hiccup, but I took a opportunity to fight the No. 2 guy in Nevada (at Adam Acquaviva),” Douma told MMAWeekly.com. “I learned and I made some mistakes. I believe that the year was a significant learning experience.
“as it’s going to likely be considered a stain on my list but there are some things I & rsquo and As much as it sucks;ve climbed to become thankful for. With this particular period that I ’t had away, I’t had time and energy for you to learn. I & rsquo; m definitely going improve and to take as much good from this as I will, Just as it sucks. ”
Douma feels & rsquo, while some things have changed since last year;s been working for decades are merely as beneficial since the adjustments rsquo & he .
“I started training with some guys that are high-level, & rdquo; said Douma Even before I started training for my own debut said “ Guys Joe Lauzon, like Rob Font, and even Cowboy Cerrone and Joe Schilling came to the gym.
“Just visiting those highlevel guys and using it in front of you, you are able to sort of and kind of repeat understand the finer things — that the tiny, tiny, mistakes you produce. It’s the important points, the little, little, details I’t picked through doing this, which you wouldn’t even be in a position to pick any other time. It’s helped me grow a lot in that time since I turned pro. ”
On Friday, Douma (3-1) will look to get right back on track if he faces Mike Kimbel (2-0) at a principal card 135-pound bout at Bellator 215 at Uncasville, Conn..
“I don’t even think Mike’s a lot better than me personally. I’do whatever I do and t got to remain me in there.
“I believe he does, I’ve a little more fight in me. I can gut things out a little more. I believe he lacks in this department. I believe my training and my struggle career’s depths will be a great deal greater. I believe a lot of folks will come next struggle quickly to plenty of realizations. ”
While obtaining a opportunity to struggle for Bellator can be a step forward to Douma&rsquo the most important thing for him will be always to find the kind of stability that could make MMA a full time job.
& ldquo; rsquo & I; m a diesel mechanic, also I & rsquo; m doing so, so I have no life, & rdquo; said Douma said “The goal since rsquo & I have;t began is I want to fight. I would like to earn enough money to earn a livelihood. If I will stick with Bellator and create a livelihood out of it, rsquo & which;s everything I’d like to do. ”