RFA’s Terrion Ware: Sometimes You Have to Take a Step Back to Move Forward

August 18, 2015

So far, 2015 has had highs and lows for RFA bantamweight Terrion “Flash” Ware.

After building a winning streak to kick off the year, Ware was unable to capitalize on his success and suffered his first loss in the RFA.

“I started off the year with a win over Joe Murphy, which set me up for a title shot against Luke Sanders, but I fell short in that fight,” Ware told MMAWeekly.com. “Right now I’m just looking forward to getting back on track and getting back towards getting another shot at that belt again.”

Ware admits he made changes heading into his championship bout with Sanders and it cost him.

“I kind of changed the way I trained and how I approached that fight,” said Ware. “I didn’t use much movement, I was trying to strike power for power, and I took (Sanders’) striking for granted. His striking had definitely got better. I didn’t adjust until the later rounds, and then it was too late.”

RFA 29 fight posterWare (13-4) will look to get back on track when he returns to the RFA on Friday in Sioux Falls, S.D., against Ultimate Fighter Brazil 4 cast member Leandro Higo (13-2) in a feature 135-pound bout.

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“I’ve got go out there and worry about me and fight my game,” said Ware of facing Higo. “I felt like in my last fight I focused too much on the things he did in the past and didn’t really focus on me, so this time I’ve got to be aggressive, use my footwork and speed, and just focus on what I do.”

Having been on the cusp of making a move up previously, Ware is trying to not let the future influence him so much, but instead stay affixed on what he has in front of him.

“It’s obviously hard to not think about it,” said Ware. “In the past I was thinking about getting the call to the next level at one time or another, but now I’m just taking it one fight at a time and am just focusing on this fight.

“I’m not thinking much past this fight. I know if I keep winning that good things will happen to me.”

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