Although 2020 was by no usually means best for bantamweight Casey Kenney, it was nevertheless a pretty fruitful calendar year for him.
Most importantly for Kenney, he was equipped to continue to be busy in 2020, buying up 3 wins in four fights, generating for an impressive 5-1 start off to his UFC occupation.
“2020 was not everybody’s year, but it was just one of my much better many years,” Kenny informed MMAWeekly.com. “It got me in a position the place I want to be in the battle recreation.
“I bought some money in my pocket and received some new admirers items I preferred to get performed in this sport I did in 2020.”
Though some may well glance at a reduction as a bad detail, Kenney sights it as an prospect to display his talent established.
“I experienced my very first loss in the UFC to begin off in 2020, and most people wants to see how you react off a loss and I responded definitely effectively,” said Kenney.
“The complete Battle Island point was fairly awesome much too, fighting near again to back again, and I received my very first end compared to (Louis) Smolka as very well. I went via a ton in 2020 and it was all very good stuff.”
“To be a champion you have to defeat previous champions, and Dominick Cruz is a fantastic spot to begin,” Kenney explained. “He’s a legend in this sport, but I consider this is my time, and hopefully we’ll see it extremely soon.
“I’m fully organized and time will notify out there, but Dominick Cruz is a big test and I really don’t want to look past him.”
With how deep the 135-pound body weight course is in the UFC, Kenney is aware he’s going to have to do a thing to stand out among the pack to get to the top of the ladder. With that remaining mentioned, he’s wanting to make Saturday’s bout a springboard for his circumstance to go closer to title contention.
“This (combat) is what I’m targeted on appropriate now, but I do prepare on acquiring in a few much more fights this yr later on,” stated Kenney.”
“Bantamweight is a single of the best divisions right now, so I’m heading to need to have to put jointly a handful of wins to get that title shot. Dominick Cruz is a large move in that path, and I feel that will aid me get the fights I need to get that title shot, perhaps later on this calendar year.”
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