From 2013 to 2014, heavyweight Richard “Black Eagle” Odoms had quite possibly the worst string of luck in his career.
Losses in two of three bouts, among numerous fight cancellations – including his proposed UFC debut – had Odoms at a low point. Thankfully, Odoms was able to get things back on track and is currently riding a three-fight winning streak.
“The only thing is to get better, and I feel that I’ve been doing so every fight and now I’ve turned a corner to where things are becoming a little more… I wouldn’t say easier… but more calculated,” Odoms told MMAWeekly.com.
“With that being said, a lot of things I’ve been working on throughout my career have been taking turns for a better. I’m going in there and executing the game plan, and am not having all the hiccups I had in the beginning.”
In his last two fights in particular, wins over Juan Torres and Yusuke Kawaguchi, Odoms has been able to pick up finishes, which had eluded him early in his career.
“I want to be someone who fans want to see,” said Odoms. “I haven’t been very flamboyant or anything, and that’s not my goal at all, but I want to be an exciting fighter that attracts fans.”
Odoms (11-2) will seek to keep his streak going when he takes on Evgeny Erokhin (14-4) in a heavyweight main event at World Series of Fighting Global‘s first ever show in Manila, Philippines, on Saturday, which streams live on MMAWeekly.com.
“Evgeny is a formidable opponent,” Odoms said. “He’s been putting away good fighters. It’s not ….View full article