In each of his three pro fights, lightweight prospect Bobby McIntyre faced more experienced opposition, and each time out he came away with the victory.
Most recently, McIntyre defeated William Hunt via TKO at Super Fight League 37 for his first victory of 2015.
“I feel like I performed really well,” McIntyre told MMAWeekly.com. “We worked on a lot of clinch stuff, and I finished (Hunt) with knees in the clinch, so things worked out pretty well.
“(Winning) was very important. This is pretty much my life, and I’ve given up everything for it, so for me to succeed and do what I want to do means a lot.”
Being able to face tougher competition has helped McIntyre’s development, but not as much as becoming a trainer, which allows him to routinely, work on his skillset.
“I feel like I’ve come a long way over the last couple years,” said McIntyre. “Being an instructor here at United Training Center, I am working out multiple times a day and it has helped my game come up a lot.”
McIntyre (3-0) will again face more experienced competition when he returns to Super Fight League this Saturday in Tacoma, Wash., to take on veteran Jason Novelli (7-1) in a lightweight title eliminator.
“Jason Novelli is a very tough opponent, so I feel I need to go out there and put the pressure on him and stay active, keep good position and go to work on him,” said McIntyre.
Defeating Novelli on Saturday night will be exactly what McIntyre needs to put him in contention for the SFL American 155-pound title in the near future.
“I feel like a win over (Novelli) will put me in the right direction towards the title,” said McIntyre. “Beating tough opponents like him is what I want to do.”