Though fighting is not his primary focus, Northwest bantamweight prospect Paul Njoku has nonetheless made a solid start for himself in his MMA career.
Following a nearly yearlong layoff, Njoku returned to fighting on Jan. 23 for the Rumble on the Ridge promotion and picked up his second consecutive win following the only loss of his career thus far.
“As far as my career in MMA goes, it has progressed and I’m improving after each fight,” Njoku told MMAWeekly.com.
“That fight (against Zach Zane at ROTR) was short notice, and I was coming back after a long layoff, so I was looking to get back into the mix of things. Hopefully now I’m back into it, I can compete against high-caliber athletes.”
Njoku (4-1) won’t have as much time between fights as he did before when he makes his Super Fight League America debut on Feb. 21 in Tacoma, Washington, against Sean Gee (1-0).
“I’ve gotten a chance to look at some videos of my opponent and it seems he likes to get as close as possible and is very comfortable in his stand-up,” Njoku said of Gee.
“For me to get the win, I just have to execute my game plan more than him. If I do that, I should get the win.”
For right now, Njoku is focused on his fight with Gee, and anything that comes after that is just a bonus.
“It’s just another fight for me,” said Njoku. “I’m going to go out there and do my best and see what other opportunities I get.
“This is something I do as a hobby, so I go fight by fight and see where I go with it.”