While inconsistency has plagued former UFC fighter Alvin “Kid” Robinson over the last couple of years, in looking back on 2014, he feels it was productive for him and helped him get right for 2015.
“I was able to get healthy and finish the year off with a win,” Robinson told MMAWeekly.com. “I’m able to get back into the cage now eight weeks later. I’ve got the momentum going into 2015 and feel good about this fight coming up.”
Robinson credits his win over Fabio Serrao at RFA 20 to close out 2014 as a case of him having the right frame of mind to fight.
“The biggest thing I think was my mindset,” said Robinson. “I was confident going in (to face Serrao).
“I don’t think I’ve ever lacked the skill or talent to beat anybody. It’s just always been the mental part for me along with injuries. I just felt confident going into that fight and when I stepped into the cage I was ready to go and lay it on the line.”
“I’ve trained with Ricky in June or July of last year and he’s a tough fighter and is pretty well-rounded,” said Robinson. “I’ve just got to go out there and show I’ve got what it takes and execute.
“I’ve got to do it with confidence, lay it on the line, and see what happens.”
When asked if felt his training with Musgrave will pay dividends in the fight, Robinson replied, “Some guys are one way in training and when they get into the cage they are a completely different fighter.
“I don’t know what he’s going to bring. I’ve got to be ready for whatever.”
Now a seasoned veteran, Robinson feels his time in MMA is growing short and if he’s going to make a move, it’s going to have to be sooner than later.
“I’ve been fighting since I was 18, and I’m 32 now with three baby girls. and my wife doesn’t really like the fighting that much anymore, so this is my last run for sure,” said Robinson. “I’m going to give it everything I’ve got every time I step in there to fight.”