So far in his MMA career, things have gone the way that lightweight up-and-comer Jorge Medina has planned them to.
From the amateur ranks to the pros, Medina has remained undefeated and continues to develop a strong ground game to complement his striking background.
“I went 4-0 as an amateur with most of those wins coming by submission, and currently I’m 3-0 as a pro with those being by submission also,” Medina told MMAWeekly.com. “I have a little bit of a taekwondo background, but this year got my purple belt in BJJ.
“My ability gets better with every fight. In all my fights this year, I had a game plan, I executed the game plan, and things worked out perfectly.”
Along with a game that continues to become better rounded, Medina feels his time as a Marine in Iraq has helped give him a mental edge when it comes to fights.
“The mindset the Marine Corps gives you to get the job done definitely helps out going into the cage,” said Medina. “It’s about not giving up, not losing, and getting the job done – that can-do mentality.”
Medina will look to keep his undefeated streak going as he takes on top Tennessee prospect Adam “Prime Time” Townsend in a lightweight showdown at V3 Fights in Nashville, Tenn., this Saturday night.
“He’s got plenty of experience, looks strong and has good wrestling,” Medina said of Townsend. “Honestly, I think this fight could go either way. I’m pretty crafty, but he’s got the experience, so I think it will be a good test.
“I think if I come out with a win in this, it will tell me a lot about where my skill is. Yes, a win this weekend would move me a couple slots up the totem pole.”
So far things have worked out in Medina’s favor in MMA. And if things play out like they’ve done this year so far, he could be in for big things in the near future.
“In December of 2013 I set goals for this year like getting my purple belt in BJJ, make my pro debut and just keep winning – and that’s exactly what’s happening,” he said. “I hope every year I have a perfect plan that plays out like that.”