For welterweight prospect Miles Hunsinger, now is the time to make his mark in the sport and show that he’s ready to move on to the best challenges he can face.
In just under three years, Hunsinger has earned his way towards that shot by starting off his career by going undefeated in his first seven fights overall with strong performances each time out.
“I went 3-0 as an amateur and 4-0 as a pro with all those wins coming by stoppage,” Hunsinger told MMAWeekly.com.
“I’ve wrestled most of my life and that’s why doing MMA was really a transition for me. I really fell in love with boxing and I’ve done a lot of grappling and jiu-jitsu now, so I’m becoming more well-rounded, but my strengths are definitely my wrestling and boxing.”
One of the things that Hunsinger feels will be a big asset to him as he continues to step up in his career is relocating for the sake of training with better talent.
“I came to Vegas to get ready for a fight camp and I believed that if I needed to go to the next level that I needed to test myself against next level guys,” said Hunsinger.
“I just clicked with Mike Pyle right away and he was convincing me to come out here. I ended up liking out here, so I came to Vegas, got a good job, and now I’m training with high level guys, so it’s really working out.”
“He’s a good wrestler who throws a lot of overhand rights, so I’ve just got to be smart about what I do,” Hunsinger said of Austin. “I think it’s going to be a bad night for him and I don’t see it going any other way than my hand being raised.”
Hunsinger feels with a strong performance in the RFA, he’ll get a chance to step up yet again sooner than later.
“It’s my first fight on national television, so I’m looking to go out there and make a statement,” said Hunsinger. “I’ve got to go out there and not only win, but win excitingly and finish him. I’ve got to let my fights speak for themselves.”