You could say that 2014 was eventful for up-and-comer Austin Springer.
Over the course of three fights, Springer captured multiple championships and remained undefeated in his seventh year of fighting.
“I won three pro titles in three different weight classes,” Springer told MMAWeekly.com. “All three were finishes; two in the first round, one in the second round. I gained a lot of confidence and experience in those fights.”
While the wins may have appeared business as usual for Springer, he’s actually made changes in his mentality that’s helped keep him moving forward.
“Now I look forward to competing,” he said. “I don’t look at it like I need certain wins to get to the UFC or something. Winning is a byproduct of training and having the right mindset.
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Springer (7-0) will look to remain undefeated when he takes on Ryan Mulvihill (13-5) at Prime Fighting V in Ridgefield, Wash., on Saturday in a 145-pound showdown.
“I think I can win this fight either striking or on the ground,” Said Springer. “Not to take anything from Ryan – he’s a very tough opponent with a good record and a lot of fights – but I feel I’m a level or two ahead of where he’s at.”
After the year Springer has had, he feels a win on Saturday will help him secure a spot at the next level.
“Especially with a dominant finish, I’m hoping the UFC,” he said. “I’m 7-0 right now with almost all finishes. Hopefully I can get this win, stay healthy, and get that call.”