After missing nearly a year due to injury, bantamweight up-and-comer Joey Miolla returned to fighting in 2015 and has been as productive now as he’s ever been.
In the first six months since his return, Miolla managed to get in four fights, picking up wins in all of them and getting his career back on track after the time off.
“I broke my hand three, four days out from the (September 2014) RFA bout and that put me out for nine months, so it feels good to be able to make a comeback and have all these fights from May of last year and be as active as I can,” Miolla told MMAWeekly.com.
“Last year, I was happy to be able to fight as much as I did, fight in some big shows like World Series (of Fighting) and the RFA.”
In his last two bouts against Randy Steinke and Gilberto Aguilar, Miolla defeated fighters with two or three times the experience he has. For Miolla, however, it’s not so much how many fights someone has as much as it is their dedication to the sport that defines them.
“It doesn’t matter how many fights you have,” said Miolla. “It’s your work ethic, how big your heart is and how bad you want it.
“Veterans may have a little more patience and be more seasoned, whereas someone with less fights might be more aggressive, it just depends, but I’m happy to step up to the plate and take care of business against anyone.”