Steve Magdaleno Says He's Focused on Getting to a Major Promotion
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 03.15.2013
That's his goal...
Steve Magdaleno recently spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Chris Cully at BAMMA USA Badbeat 8 and more. Check out the highlights:
On his losing streak after failing to make it in TUF 12: "Three in a row, like even if they were close fights, I think anybody would start to question themselves. I started off really hot at 6-0, and all of a sudden I couldn't get the job done. I started to question what was wrong with me."
On reinventing himself: "Luckily I had good people around me, and I was able to make that switch and really change my style a lot. I used to be more like a kickboxer with my striking. Now I've focused a lot more on my boxing, and my boxing has really improved a lot. Everything has improved, and I'm just working with a lot of great people like Mac Danzig and Chad George. I just think that the company I'm with has really helped me improve. I think I was always at that level. I just think recently the company has pushed me over the edge."
On being back on a winning streak: "It's always nice to be on the better side of the spectrum, that's for sure."
On Culley: "He's a southpaw kickboxer, kind of a technical striker. He comes out of a`good camp. He fights out of Millennia here in California, which has a good reputation. There's a lot of good fighters from that camp. He's kind of long and rangy. I know he's going to try and keep it on his feet. Again, his repertoire is striking, so I assume that's what he's going to do."
On getting to a major promotion: "My focus is definitely the big show. That's why my focus has been on finishing guys. I want to make a statement with each and every fight. I think recently I've been making a big statement. This next fight, I want to finish it with either another great knockout or a slick submission. I think you have to, especially in my division. Both 145 and 155 are stacked divisions. If you want to make it into the big show, I think you really have to make a statement. I think they want exciting fighters and exciting finishes, and I want to show that I'm finishing my guys. I'm not fighting nobodies. I'm fighting guys with pretty decent records, and I'm beating them in exciting fashion."