Coming off of back-to-back losses in 2015, Northwest-based lightweight Justin “Ruckus” Harrington has managed to rebound, picking up two straight victories and a Super Fight League Americas title in the process.
While neither his win over Harrison Bevens or Bobby McIntyre was easy, Harrington is happy to have those victories on his record.
“The fight with Harrison, I was just really determined to get my title back and kind of settle a little score that he and I had,” Harrington told MMAWeekly.com. “The first time we fought (in 2013), he had an ankle thing, so we don’t know who really won that fight, so it was good to get back in there and finish that one.
“Bobby, he’s a monster. I wouldn’t say I took him lightly, but I wasn’t really prepared for the way he came out. I’m just glad that my experience and toughness got me through that one.”
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On Saturday in Tacoma, Wash., Harrington (8-2) will defend his Super Fight League America lightweight title against Bryan Nuro (4-0) as part of the promotion’s first ever five-on-five team competition.
“I’ve just got to be on my A-game,” said Harrington of facing Nuro. “He’s a tough guy, he’s never lost, he comes from a good camp, but the thing is, he’s never tasted defeat.
“I’ve been in his place before, where you kind of think you’re invincible. I’ve got to make sure I’m the fighter I can be, and just perform the way I can and shut him down. Just not let him get in his rhythm and just put it on him and ….View full article