by Paul Eggenberger
Nate Loughran is an undefeated 185-pound prospect who is making a name for himself with a 4-0 record (with all four wins ending in the first round via knockout or submission).
Loughran will be fighting against Phil “The Pain” Collins on the Cage Combat event tonight in Santa Rosa, California.
Mma Weekly: How are you doing today? Any pre fight jitters?
Nate Loughran: Good. I am anxious to get in the cage. After all the training Saturday will be the icing on the cake.
MMAWeekly: How does it feel to be fighting in your hometown?
Nate Loughran: I haven’t been more excited for a fight. It is an added bonus to have all my friends and family in the crowd. I don’t feel any added pressure just incentive.
MMAWeekly: How many people will you have in the crowd cheering you on?
Nate Loughran: At least 150 plus all my friends and family from the academy.
MMAWeekly: Who do you train with?
Nate Loughran: Nor Cal fighting alliance. Dave Terrell and Nate Ducharme for grappling and BJJ. Billy Olsen and Dimitri Ushkanov for striking and Muay Thai. Rosendo Sanchez for boxing.
MMAWeekly: Do you train full time?
Nate Loughran: Yes, but I still work some weekends doing construction.
MMAWeekly: What,s next for you after Saturday?
Nate Loughran: Whatever my manager and team setup for me.
MMAWeekly: What opponent would motivate you the most in any organization?
Nate Loughran: Anyone who was busted using steroids or disrespectful and arrogant.
MMAWeekly: You must have someone specific in mind?
Nate Loughran: It would be disrespectful to single out anyone, but I am sure you could probably figure out a good candidate.
MMAWeekly: Do you think you are ready for a title shot?
Nate Loughran: Yes, I feel I am ready and the title has added ample motivation for my training regiment.
MMAWeekly: What’s your game plan for taking out Phil Collins?
Nate Loughran: I want the KO, but if it goes to the ground a submission will suffice. I feel my pressure and endurance will win it either way.
MMAWeekly: I know it takes a lot of support to get ready for a fight. Do you have any sponsors to thank?
Nate Loughran: I couldn’t be here without the help of my sponsors. Pacific Construction and Ground N Pound Fightgear, Consolidated Capital, Premier Tile and Stone and Star Physical Therapy.
MMAWeekly: Do you have anyone else you would like to mention?
Nate Loughran: Dr. Gary Furness, my friends and family and of course my manager Tom Call.
MMAWeekly: Thanks for your time and good luck on Saturday.
Nate Loughran: Thanks for the interview.