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Chase Waldon Picking Up the Pace in 2016

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With only one fight in 2015, middleweight prospect Chase Waldon wasn’t as active as he had wanted to be, but he managed to win his bout against Nick Wagner at Legacy FC 43 and keep his seven-fight winning streak alive.

“That was a tough fight for me,” Waldon told MMAWeekly.com. “I went out there and performed as well as I thought I could have.

“I was working 60 hours a week and was building two houses at the same time, and before that fight I got my ankle cut right down to the bone and lost a ton of blood and was in the hospital for a day and was on an IV, so that fight was difficult.”

As Waldon explains, only having the one fight comes as a consequence of having an extremely busy life outside of fighting.

“With two kids and working full time, I try to get the gym every night, but it’s kind of hard for me to keep things going,” said Waldon. “I had injuries I had to address and have heal up. I trained through the whole thing, but I didn’t want to push it too hard and injure myself again.”

Waldon (8-1) will look to add to his winning ways when he returns at Legacy 51 on Friday in Hinkley, Minn., against Justin Winkles-Camparetto (5-2) in a main card 185-pound showdown.

“I just have to go out there and perform to the best of my ability and do what I do in the gym every day,” said Waldon of his bout with Winkles-Camparetto. “If I do that, I’ll come out with the win for sure. I’m assuming he’s going to come and bring the heat, and I’m ready for that.

“I took this month off for this fight, so I think I’ll be a lot stronger in the clinch. ….View full article

Source:: mmaweekly