It seems finding an opponent of late has become a dicey proposition for welterweight up-and-comer Andrew Parker.
Since his last fight against Melvin Jordan last July, Parker has had numerous fights fall through. Still, through it all, Parker has tried to keep busy at Team Takedown with the likes of former UFC welterweight champion Johnny Hendricks.
“I’ve been trying to get a fight in between then (and now), but they kept falling apart,” said Parker. “It’s frustrating, but I try to keep my head up.
“The guys I train with are so tough that it’s like facing my toughest competition every day.”
Parker told MMMAWeekly.com that his win over Jordan is definitely something he can build on for 2015.
“It was my first fight for a bigger organization like Legacy and I wanted to make a name for myself,” said Parker. “Everything went about best-case scenario: I got to suplex him, I never got hit, and finished the fight with a rear-naked choke.”
Originally Parker (5-0) was to fight Victor Reyna at Legacy FC 38 on Friday night in Allen, Texas, but once again his opponent has changed; this time to Belial Williams. Not that it matters much to Parker whom he faces.
“I really don’t know what to expect from my new opponent, but I’ve never worried too much about what the other guy is going to do, I just like to fight my fight,” said Parker. “It would be nice to see a little bit on him, but I feel like I can take anybody they throw at me, so I’m not too worried about it.”
Should Parker remain undefeated, he feels like he could very well be on the steps of making the next move in his career. But if that doesn’t happen, he’s fine doing his thing where he’s at now.
“Another win will take me to 6-0, and I’m at that point right now where people are starting to look at me as a prospect,” said Parker. “I think it’s another notch in the belt.
“I’m really happy here with Legacy and I’m not going to worry too much about (taking the next step). I’ll keep kicking ass until the UFC calls.”