The latest edition of “Titan Fighting Prospects” features former UFC lightweight, Alvin Robinson (14-7) who will go toe to toe in under two weeks with Gleristone “Toninho Furia” Santos (25-4).
Alvin has utilized his time wisely after his fight was pushed back.
” The fight was a little bit short notice but I’m good, I almost took the fight on a week’s notice but the whole card got pushed back so that was good. My head coach Trevor Whitman has helped me alot along with Justin Salas and Justin Holton. I’ve been going through my jiu-jitsu and rolling alot with Lucas Diaz.”
“The Kid” has decided to continue utilizing his normal training routine in preperation for his May 16th bout on Titan 28: Brilz v Davis.
“Same training routine, tons of sparring, alot of conditioning and I’ve been upping my cardio. He’s (Santos) a tough guy but it’s just another fight to me, I’ve never had any easy fights and I expect no different from Titan.”
Alvin went to the UFC after posting a stellar 9-1 record to start off his young career but feels the moment was too big for him at that stage in his career.
“I got to the UFC really early on, I wasn’t ready, I wasn’t mature enough and was overwhelmed. People always talk bad about Dana White but he’s a great guy, I loved the bonus I got for beating Jorge Gurgel.”
Robinson defeated Gurgel, who is also signed to Titan Fighting, via unanimous decision at UFC 77.
Alvin also spent some time in Bellator as well but like every other fighter that has tasted the glory of the big stage, Robinson salivates for the opportunity again.
“Bellator is the same way, both Bjorn and Dana love their fighters, my real goal is to get back to the UFC.”
Since both Gurgel and Robinson competed in the UFC and are both with TFC now, the thought was proposed if Alvin would at all be interested in a rematch from their bout 7 years ago.
“I’d fight Jorge Gurgel again, he’d want to fight me probably since I beat him in his hometown (Cinncinatti), there’s no bad blood really but he us at 155 now. I’m really more comfortable at my current weight (145).”
Alvin has turned a hobby of collecting belts in his time spent at minor MMA events.
“I’ve won several titles, including the Worlds Collide and Aggression MMA in Canada, it’s a way back into the UFC. To win all the other belts outside of it and I’m not taking any easy fights on my journey back.”
Most recently Alvin took out formerly undefeated Joey Munoz via tko in the first round at the Kick Down 110 MMA event, to add another belt to his resume that’s longer than a Wal-Mart grocery shopping receipt.
Now Robinson will take his next step in the winding staircase back to the octagon, coming in the form of Santos.
“He hasn’t fought out of Brazil, this is his first fight out of his native country and I look forward to welcoming him to U.S. soil. He’s got alot of fights, he’s even fought Patricio Pitbull, but he won’t have the mindset that I have. As soon as the bell rings it’s all systems go.”
As any hungry fighter watching their phone for the UFC call back should, Alvin is going for the finish.
“I hope I win by knockout or submission, if it goes three rounds it’s going to be a war, but my record indicates that most of my fights, hell, all of my fights haven’t gone the distance, except one and that was Gurgel. It’s kill or be killed and I’m going all out.”
Fans should go all out to mark their calendars for May 16th when UFC vet Alvin Robinson takes on Gleristone Santos riding a 7 fight winning streak. When they square off as the opening bout on the 6 fight main card that the fans, fighters, first Titan Fighting Championships 28: Brilz vs Davis brings to you via CBSsports network.