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Bobby Nash On RFA 39 Opponent Deray Davis: ‘He Hasn’t Fought Anyone At My Ability’

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Coming off a year where he had won three straight bouts, welterweight prospect Bobby Nash is looking to keep his streak alive heading into this first fight of 2016.

At Global Knockout 6 in March, Nash was able to quickly capitalize off an opening he forced against Angelo Trevino to pick up his fourth straight win and third finish in a row.

“I kind of had a slow first round, but I put (Trevino) down with a right hand, which I know hurt him real bad, so I went for a shot and got him with a guillotine for the win,” Nash told MMAWeekly.com. “He was a tough kid, came from a tough team in Alpha Male, so starting 2016 with that win gave me a lot of confidence.”

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Nash credits his winning streak to learning from his lone loss early last year that he cannot be one-dimensional and rely solely on his strongest skill.

“Since my loss, I realized what I needed to work on, and that was my striking and fluidity,” he said. “I came from a wrestling background, and I was just taking guys down and ground and pounding them, and would grind them out.

“The thing is I was becoming very predictable, so now I’m actually switching things up. I’m incorporating level changes with my striking. They don’t know if I’m going to strike or if I’m going to wrestle. I’m really keeping people guessing.”

On June 17 in Hammond, Indiana, Nash (7-1) steps up into the RFA for the first time to take on fellow up and comer Deray Davis (7-2-1) in a main card 170-pound bout.

“He seems like a tough competitor, but I don’t think he’s fought anyone,” said Nash of Davis. “I know he ….View full article

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