And while Harrison is happy with the win, he still thinks he can improve upon his performance.
“I still believe there a lot of things in that fight that I did not get to display yet,” Harrison told MMAWeekly.com. “I think there were times in the fight where I could have possibly went a little more for the finish and did not. That is something that I want to change going into this next (fight).”
It’s Harrison’s insistence that no matter how well he does, he has to be critical of himself so that he can improve.
“I look at each fight as a learning experience. I break down each fight and look at what I did wrong, things that I could have done better, things I need to eliminate, things I need to do more of, and get back into training as if it was a loss,” said Harrison.
Harrison (9-0) will look to keep his undefeated streak alive when he faces incumbent champion Kurt Holobaugh (14-2) for the Titan FC 145-pound title on Saturday in Kansas City.
“I think I have to be the aggressor and push Kurt back and not allow him to dictate the pace,” said Harrison. “When he’s coming forward and he’s got confidence, he’s a very difficult person to fight, so I can’t allow Kurt to have that confidence.”
While his fight with Holobaugh could result in Harrison claiming his first major MMA championship, he isn’t letting the pressure get to him.
“I’m looking at it like it’s a regular fight,” said Harrison. “I’m excited I’m doing a five-rounder. Cardio hasn’t been an issue for me in past fights, so it’s just ten more minutes that I can enjoy should it go that far.”
Even though Harrison is not overwhelmed by the prospect of fighting for a title on July 18, he does realize that a win would be a major step forward for him.
“I think Kurt is a great fighter, so beating him definitely propels me forward in my career,” said Harrison. “I can show that I can handle fighting in a five-round fight, that I can handle that kind of pressure, fight in different areas and have success. There’s a lot of pull that comes with getting this win.”