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Nathan Williams “more confident than ever” heading into Saturday scrap
Before Nathan Williams tries to win the Port City Rumble championship on the weekend, the X3 Sports standout spoke with FightBookMMA.
How did this fight come together?
It was really just me looking for a fight. I like to stay active. I don’t know if you remember, but I fought seven times last year. So, I like to stay as active as possible. I came across it in my casual searching.
Is seven fights ideal for you for one year?
Yeah, if I could. I’m trying to fight as many times as possible. I’ve already got two in this year.
Do you know much about your opponent?
I’ve watched lots of video on him, so I think I’m able to comment on it. Michael McDonald. He got some wins on Michael McDonald and I came out with a late decision win in the third round against Michael. So, we have a common opponent and I’ve studied several videos.
How confident are you going into this weekend?
Oh, more confident than ever. Especially coming off a loss. I learn more coming off a loss than I do a victory. After this last loss, I went back and re-evaluated some things. I’ve been training hard in the gym and I’m very confident in myself.
How excited are you to show off those improvements on the weekend?
I can’t wait. I can’t wait. It’ll be accompanied by a nice, shiny belt. It’ll be awesome.
How many belts does that make?
It’ll be my second as a professional.
Does the belt mean anything special to you or is it just business as usual?
It’s just business as usual. I haven’t thought about the belt. The belt is just something cool to talk about. That W is the most important thing. Going out there, being aggressive, putting on a good performance and show them that I’m above the next level. I want to show them that I’m ready for that next level, I’m way past the level of these low-level guys. I’m ready for the next level – Belator or UFC.
Do you have any words for your fans?
Just stay tuned. This is going to be a really exciting fight. We’re going to meet in the center of the cage and throw down so be ready for an exciting fight.