(A ladies man, also named Leonard Garcia.)
With WEC 32 just a couple days away, some sites are picking up on last week’s MMA Weekly interview with Leonard “Bad Boy” Garcia. The Bad Boy was 9-1 and set to fight for the UFC starting in April of 2007. After a battle with Roger Huerta at UFC 69 for his debut loss, he fought twice more in the organization, taking his record to 10-3 overall.
“I was excited about being able to fight a guy as tough as Roger (Huerta), but this year I hope to do more. Last year I got my name out there, and I feel l should accomplish more than I did.
“Now that I’m going to be at 145, I think it is going to allow me to get to where and do the things I was supposed to do at 155. Last year it was good to get my name out there, but this year is the year I’m going to work towards achieving my goals and get a title somewhere. I’m a little bit faster and I look leaner. Strength-wise everybody thinks I feel stronger now than what I did. I’m doing more push-ups, pull-ups, and cleans, so I’m getting a lot stronger now at 145 than I was at 155.”
Garcia is now down to 145 and has moved over to the WEC and its already competitive featherweight club. Garcia will surely be in another exciting battle during WEC 32 when he faces Hiroyuki Takaya. Takaya is lightning quick and can strike with the best. Garcia is confident that he can beat Takaya and that it will be a great move for his career. And he also cautioned fans not to blink, because they might miss something.
On the WEC 32 injury front…
Jesse Moreng has injured his leg in training and has dropped out of his Wednesday night fight with Scott Jorgenson. The WEC has announced that local Team Jackson fighter Damacio Page will fill in for Moreng. Page is 9-3, to Jorgenson’s 4-1 record. The fight falls to the un-televised prelim card – not that being on the undercard these days means you suck – and it’s unclear if it will be a featherweight or bantamweight fight.
WEC 32 kicks off live on Versus at 9 pm (EST) this Wednesday.