As he heads into his first fight of the year, Oklahoma-based veteran JC Cottrell is looking to build off of a recent five-fight winning streak he started in 2014.
It’s a streak that Cottrell believes he can improve upon, especially considering how many fights he managed to win in a row prior to his most recent loss at the end of 2013.
“I was on a 10-fight winning streak before my last loss,” Cottrell told MMAWeekly.com. “I got a big head and thought I didn’t have to train and could win anyway, but that wasn’t the case.
“There have been a lot of changes that have been made. In these last three or four fights I’ve just kind of bounced around and trained at all kinds of different places, but now I’ve found a home at AMA.”
Cottrell believes that moving around camps the past couple of years has helped his game evolve thanks to having to adjust to different training partners.
“You get so used to the people that you’re training with and all the looks that you’re seeing, you adapt to it,” he said. “When you go and see someone else, you realize why styles make fights. You see a different style from someone and it changes everything.”
Cottrell (16-3) will take a step down in weight to face Cody Walker (7-3) in a main card 145-pound bout at Legacy FC 56 in Dallas, Texas, on June 24.
“I think there are multiple things I can do to get the win,” said Cottrell. “I know (Walker is) training with some good guys at a good camp, but at the same time, I’m doing the same thing. I’ve done this at 170, I’ve done this at ….View full article