In winning his World Series of Fighting debut in June, bantamweight prospect Carson “Little Juggernaut” Beebe overcame more than just his opponent to get the victory.
“Ten days before that fight, I had a really infected tooth that I actually to go in and get surgery for,” said Beebe. “I had to get four teeth pulled, so I went into the fight with four holes in my jaw and wasn’t actually able to train for the 10 days prior to the fight.
“Joe Murphy was a really tough opponent. He has really slick jiu-jitsu. I battled a lot of adversity in that fight and came out on top. It was really cool to get a W on the big stage there.”
Beebe’s win came after only the second loss of his career, which came last November when he lost to Rolando Velasco. Prior to that, Beebe had put together a seven-fight winning streak, which he credits to constantly being in the gym preparing.
“A lot of those wins came because of fighting often,” said Beebe. “Until just recently, I was averaging about a fight every other month, so that helped me avoid the ring rust and helped keep my timing right.
“Going one camp into another, you don’t get fat and out of shape; you go from being in shape to getting in better shape and even better shape, so I’m a big fan of often.”
Beebe (14-2) will be looking to pick up his second straight WSOF victory when he returns to the promotion on Oct. 26 at WSOF 6 against fellow top bantamweight Marlon Moraes (11-4-1).
“A lot of people have (Moraes) ranked in the Top 10 at bantamweight, so it’s an exciting test for me,” said Beebe. “My whole career, I’ve waited to fight a top tier guy and prove I belong in the top of the division, so on Oct. 26 I’ll get a chance to show I belong.
“I’m just going to be aggressive and take the fight to him. A lot of times guys come out timid because they respect their opponent too much – I’m not going to respect him. I’m not going to give in to the hype, and come in and attack him just like I would any other opponent.”
Having stayed busy previously in his career, Beebe would like to keep his momentum going after this fight and hopefully earn a title shot in the near future.
“It depends on how the fight goes and what WSOF wants to do, but if they want me to turn around and fight again on the December card, that would be great,” Beebe told MMAWeekly.com.
“As far as I’m concerned, (Moraes is) number one in the division and I’m number two. 135 pounds is one of the most stacked divisions in WSOF, so it would only make sense for the next title fight to come out of our division, and it would be pretty cool to be part of that.”
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