After suffering the second loss of his career this past January to Freddy Assuncao at World Series of Fighting 8, featherweight prospect Brenson Hansen wasted no time getting back into the swing of things, fighting just two months later.
Hansen’s decision to return to fighting so quickly after his loss paid off with a win over Boostayre Nefarios at WSOF 9 in March.
“Going into that fight, I actually had injured a rib a week and a half before the fight, so all I did for that time was lay in bed,” Hansen told MMAWeekly.com. “I think it’s good that I still got the win.
“I learned a lot from it about myself mentally. I felt I could go in there and perform, even though I was injured, and didn’t doubt myself.”
Hansen (6-2) will look for his second win in a row when he returns to WSOF this Saturday against undefeated prospect Josh Berkovic (5-0) in a 145-pound showdown.
“I feel like it’s going to be a good, exciting fight for me,” said Hansen. “Josh shows up to fight every time, but I feel like all I’ve got to do is show what I’m made of and just do what I’ve been doing in training.
“My last fight (against Nefarios) was in March, but I never stopped training. I’ve been getting better the last nine months and I’m excited to show people what I’ve been adding to my game.”
Having established himself as a veteran within the promotion, Hansen feels now is the time to step up into title contendership and eventually become champion of the featherweight division.
“After I get this victory on Saturday, I plan on climbing the ladder in WSOF and I plan on having that belt around my waist next year,” he said. “That’s my goal, because we don’t get into this sport to be second best.”