While his first two professional MMA fights haven’t quite gone the way he’d envisioned, featherweight prospect Tommy “Spaniard” Aaron has managed to win both, and continue the success he had built in the amateur ranks.
Against Jacob Rosales at RFA 33 last year, Aaron was able to pick up a unanimous decision victory, and then followed that up with a first-round TKO of Luke Faultersack at RFA 38 in June.
“My debut (against Rosales) I was a little disappointed in my performance,” Aaron said to MMAWeekly.com. “I know I’m a much better fight than how I performed. At the same time, I had a really fun fight and had a great time out there.
“The fight with Luke was short, so my thirst for the feeling of the fight really wasn’t quenched. But I feel like I performed well. I got the job done.”
For Aaron, making the jump to the pro ranks has only made it easier for him to implement more of his game.
“In amateurs, it’s three-minute rounds, and in pros it’s five-minute rounds,” he said. “I prefer the five-minute rounds because I have good cardio. I felt very rushed in amateurs, but now in pros I have time to get moving and reacting the right way.”
Another thing that has helped Aaron do so well early in his career is the immense amount of fan support he receives.
“I try to do as much good for people as I can,” said Aaron. “I get a lot of love for it. I’m always there for people, and in return they’re always there for me. It’s a ….View full article