Titan FC featherweight Kurt Holobaugh (11-2) has let the opportunity at greatness flee from him once.
He had a chance in what many consider the FOTN at UFC 159 when he took on Steven Siler and lost a narrow decision.
He was then cut after a single fight.
Fool me once shame on you.
Kurt will make like the Who and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”
Like every warrior he’s scratched and clawed his way back into the limelight, finishing his next two opponents on local cards in under 3 minutes combined.
Then he ousted Eric Marriott via unanimous decision in his Titan Fighting Championship debut at Titan FC 27.
Now he has his sights set on the Titan Featherweight Title when he competes in an eliminator tonight against Lloyd “Cupcake” Woodard (13-3).
Kurt has been utilizing the hotbed of MMA in Louisiana to train.
“Training has been good, really good, I’m training with all of the best guys in Louisiana, so I know I’ll be ready for a 3 round war if needed.”
Holobaugh has always been known for his blinding speed whether addressing his hands, footwork, or ground game.
“I’m not looking too much specifically on Woodard, he’s really a pretty good all-around fighter. Maybe when he goes in a brawl mode I might be able to catch him with something good.”
Kurt suggests that Woodard’s main weakness may lie within his weight.
“I don’t really see a lot of weaknesses with Woodard, but if I had to say it’d probably be his conditioning being how his first weight cut to 145 goes.”
Kurt was spot on and Lloyd missed the initial weight cut.
“The way he rushes in at times too might be a weakness but other than that he’s pretty solid.”
Holobaugh trains at Gracie United under the tutelage of the #1 BJJ Practioner in the world, Rafael Ellewanger.
“Of course Rafael being a black belt we are definitely covering a lot of work on the ground because a fight at some point is going to go there. “
Kurt has upped his wrestling skills but wants to come away with the finish.
“If there’s anything I’ve worked on the most it would probably be my wrestling and stopping takedowns and advancing my top game. Stylistically this is the type of fight that’s going to be a 3 round war but if I can avoid that and get a KO or submission early then I’ll be fine with that. Where ever the fight goes or how ever long the fight takes I’ll be ready.”