Three years into his pro MMA career and lightweight prospect Chad Curry is on the verge of his biggest opportunity yet.
Seven wins in his first seven bouts, including his most recent TKO victory in February against Hugh Pulley, has helped Curry earn the attention of the RFA, and is set to make his national debut for them on their upcoming show.
“The fight with Hugh was a great fight to prepare me for the next level,” Curry told MMAWeekly.com. “He was not only a big 155er, but he was strong, fast, the whole works there.
“It was just the push I needed, to be tested a little bit, before getting into the cage for the RFA or any other larger promotion. I’m really glad with how that fight went.”
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While it’s been several months since his last fight, Curry feels he’s doing the most with what he can due to his busy work schedule to make the necessary additions to his game to be ready for his step up.
“Working construction throughout the summertime really inhibits my ability to train the amount of I time I need to get ready for a fight,” he said. “So in the summer, I’m really trying to grow as a fighter, as an athlete, and really expand into new territories with my game.”
“I feel Landon is a very well-rounded fighter, has great conditioning, and is a good athlete,” said Curry. “One thing I’m definitely going to have to do is push the pace and really impose my game plan on him.
“If I step back and let things develop, I think it’d be more of an advantage for him. I think if I’m pushing the pace and pushing my fight, I’ll definitely get the victory.”
Should Curry get past Vannata, he feels a championship bout could be in order for him in 2016.
“A big win can definitely get me into title contention for RFA,” said Curry. “It can really open up a lot of doors and I’m really excited to see where things go after this.”