Jeff Curran wins with one arm, targets a return to the UFC with one more win

Former WEC bantamweight contender, Jeff Curran speaks on his most recent third round victory over David Love at XFO 37 in the Lakemoor, Illinois, a fight he was forced to spend much of the third round with only one good arm.

Curran, speaking via, said:

“Second round I really picked it up on him. Third round was really good, but I had to fight pretty much with one hand cause my right arm was kind of out of commission.”

“Every time I get hit in the arm, my hand goes numb and I kind of lose function of my arm. On top of that, I have this crazy pain, so I took cumulative shots through the first couple rounds where I was blocking kicks and he was throwing them pretty hard. I landed a right hand in the third round and I actually called a time out, and I turned and looked at my corner. It was really quick, like a few seconds, but I said, ‘I’m done, I’m done,’ and he looked at me and was like, ‘What are you doing?’ The ref was like, ‘What are you doing?’ and I’m like, ‘I’m good.’ I just went out and fought with one hand.”

“I never really thought that my arm played that much of a role, but now that I see the habits that I developed training and protecting it, less sparring because of the pain, and all that, not having training partners throw head kicks on that side, and it was a little bit of a bump in the road to slow me down.”

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