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Bellator 205 will mark Hungarian featherweight Adam Borics’ third foray into the Bellator MMA cage. It will be a monumental moment for the young fighter as he lives out a dream and gets to perform on American soil for the first time.
For the former personal trainer and massage therapist, fighting in the United States has been a lifelong aspiration. With this important moment just days away, the Budapest native was asked if he had any nervous feelings going into his bout at the CenturyLink Arena in Boise, Idaho.
“I don’t feel the pressure, I’m more excited because I have been waiting for this my whole life,” Borics told Sherdog.com.
In just three years, the 25-year-old has amassed a 7-0 record and growing recognition in the sport, much of it earned after his highlight reel victory over Teodor Nikolov at Bellator 196. Originally, he was set to face Ireland’s James Gallagher in the main event. However, an injury to Gallagher denied Borics the opportunity, a disappointing turn of events as Borics had been looking forward to facing the cocky SBG Ireland fighter. “I don’t like Gallagher, he talks too much sh*t,” Borics said.
Despite losing his main event slot, things turned out well for Borics in the end. In the bout with Nikolov, he landed a perfect flying knee that went viral on social media and left his opponent unconscious before he even hit the mat.
“I like the flying knee when I fight against a wrestler, and Nikilov was [a wrestler],” said Borics.
The technique is a favorite move for Borics even in training, though his teammates are not big fans of being victimized with it during sparring sessions. “Other guys don’t like it,” he admitted with a laugh.
Flying knees aside, Borics credits the training and coaching he receives at his current gym, Hard Knocks 365, for his improving skills. A year ago, he decided the only way he could reach his full potential was to leave his home country and find a well-regarded MMA team. From the start, he knew the country the gym would be located in. “It was always my dream to train in the U.S.,” said Borics.
Read more at Sherdog