Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight "Bad Boy" Leonard Garcia needs a good performance when he fights Matt Grice at the upcoming UFC on FX 3 event this Saturday night (June 8, 2012) at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida.
That's because the former lightweight and Greg Jackson disciple has his "back against the wall" after losing consecutive fights to Chan Sung Jung and Nam Phan. In fact, he hasn't had a decisive win since pounding out Jens Pulver at WEC 36 nearly four years ago.
Garcia explains to Fight Bulletin (via MMA Weekly) why he's ready to "cut loose" and "go for it."
"Two losses in a row is something I’ve never had to deal with. Every time that I lost something, I was able to find my way back and win. Having two losses in a row was hard to swallow and I don’t want it to happen again. If you’re not winning then why do you want to be here? The fans love it, I love the fans, and I’m always here to give them a show. But at the end of the day, you want to be in the winning bracket. Both of our backs are against the wall on Friday. We both have to go for it and we have 15 minutes to prove which one of us belongs. Put me in a bad situation and I always come out on top. I’ve proven that time and time again. I can’t promise that I’m going to be more technical, that is something that happens when I’m hitting the pads. When it’s game time I always tend to cut loose."
Hear more from Garcia, who's no stranger to "Fight of the Night" bonuses, after the jump.
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