Adam McDonough Says Adaptation Is His Greatest Strength
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 07.24.2014
He can fight many styles...
Adam McDonough spoke with MMAjunkie about his fight with Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 122. Check out the highlights:
On his undefeated record: "Of course I'm undefeated, and I want to stay that way, but that doesn't even play a factor in my mindset when I walk out that cage. My mindset when I walk out to the cage is going to be doing what I have to do to implement my game plan and make sure I leave with a victory."
On Koreshkov: "Andrey Koreshkov is definitely one of the most dangerous welterweights in the world. However, he's not a guy that you can fight scared. You can't let him control the pace because he likes to move forward and stalk you down. I think patience is going to be a big key to me winning this fight. He likes to charge in a lot, and I'm a really good counter-striker. So I definitely think that patience is going to be a key for me. I want to make sure that I'm seeing what's coming to me."
On his ability to adapt to fighters: "I'm 11 fights into my career, and you've seen 11 different styles. I just think patience and my ability to adapt are what separates me from my competition. I feel like I'm a very smart fighter. I don't like to think about whether I'll win by submission or knockout. I just focus on doing what I have to do to get the win."
On a potential title shot: "(Douglas Lima is) another guy that you can't go in there and fight scared. You can't just lay back on these guys that are really long, dangerous strikers. You have to stay in their face. But honestly, Douglas Lima is a stud. I think he's one of the best welterweights in the world, without a doubt. It would be an honor to compete against him."