It’s one thing to set goals at the beginning of the year, but it’s another thing to actually achieve them. Fortunately for welterweight prospect Steve “Creepy Weasel” Montgomery, he’s been able to do just that.
In three fights in 2014, Montgomery has won all of them and managed to finish two, raising his current winning streak to four bouts.
“I made a goal at the beginning of the year and told myself that no matter what I’ve got to go to the next level this year and get signed to a bigger show,” Montgomery told MMAWeekly.com.
“Just stay winning, stay active, stay training, and keep getting better and improving. I definitely feel like I accomplished that. I want to keep setting new standards at the beginning of the year like I did this one.”
One of the things that’s helped Montgomery has been his willingness to make changes if need be in order to not get derailed as he moves forward.
“I felt like I had good performances in my first two fights of the year in February and in May, and then the fight in August I definitely feel like I stepped up to a couple challenges and did well in certain areas, but I really wasn’t satisfied with the performance,” he said. “I knew I had a lot to work on after that and I’ve been working on it.”
Montgomery (7-2) will look to keep his winning ways going when he returns to Titan FC on Halloween in Tampa, Fla., to take on veteran Brock Jardine (9-4) in a feature 170-pound showdown.
“With him, I need to be smart and be ready for whatever,” said Montgomery of Jardine. “He’s a good amount of time between his last three fights, so I assume he’s been training hard, as well and improving, and is as motivated as I am.
“I just really know I’ve got to go out there and be relaxed, be ready for whatever, and strike first at anything; whether it’s stand-up to the ground; just be first, be last, and be all in the middle.”
A win over Jardine will help Montgomery get the type of exposure he feels will allow him to manifest his goals completely and step up to the next level.
“It gives me a chance to go out there and show what I’m capable of, and if nothing else comes of it, I’ll be happy with that,” said Montgomery. “In my wishful thinking, I’m hoping the UFC will take notice and see what level I’m at and what kind of performer I am.
“I want to go on out there and put on the show and make sure the crowd remembers me. I’m ready to take the MMA world by storm, get this upcoming win, and keep doing that over and over and over, and keep putting on performances that people won’t forget.”
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