Ryan LaFlare Says His Injuries Made Him Feel Like He Suffered an MMA Loss
Posted by Jeffrey Harris on 04.09.2014
“When I got hurt, it almost felt like I took a loss.”
MMAjunkie Radio recently interviewed UFC fighter Ryan LaFlare. LaFlare is set to face John Howard at UFC Fight Night 39 in a welterweight fight this week. Below are some highlights.
LaFlare on fighters who lose or suffer setbacks in the Octagon: "People get caught up with the same routine and get too used to doing something. They lose grip on what their main focus was in the first place. You just kind of go through the motions, and then once you lose, you say, ‘I haven't been training the way I should be.' With me, when I got hurt, I was kind of reckless with my training, eating whatever I wanted, and not really taking it as seriously as I should. But when I got hurt, it almost felt like I took a loss."
LaFlare on the injuries that delayed his Octagon debut and how they benefited him in the long run: "I had to revamp my training, make sure I was doing everything correctly, and I think that's the reason I'm very successful now. Before I got hurt, maybe I would have made it into the UFC two years earlier. But maybe I would have met somebody who was way more disciplined than I was, and then I could have met my match that way."