Halloween night will be filled with delight and fright, however Brock Jardine (9-4) is looking for a fight. The two-time UFC veteran Brock Jardine will enter the Titan Fighting Championships cage Friday night opposite of Steve Montgomery (7-2) on the 31st installment of TFC.
Brock feels as though he is in the most comfortable fit in his 7-year career as a welterweight. He explained his changed training methods that have helped him improve his game in a recent interview with SciFighting.com.
“I’ve been staying extra healthy and I’ve been getting stronger ever since the beginning of the year. I just feel it, I feel like I’m getting stronger and more explosive. I’ve always felt like I was a small welterweight, but too big to be a lightweight but now I feel better and stronger.”
Jardine has a finishing rate of 77% to further his belief that he is in fact explosive. In his last two victories, he demolished longtime WEC and Bellator veteran Blas Avena (8-7) in the 2nd round via TKO and ran through another WEC veteran Kenneth Ento (12-12) via KO in just 22 seconds.
To upgrade his growing mixed martial arts skills Brock made his way to the west coast to train with a former UFC #1 contender and Strikeforce Middleweight Champion.
“I went out to California for about a week or so to train with Jake Shields. In the time after my last fight I worked more with my strength and conditioning coach and I spent some time with pro boxer David Madrid.”
However, the good goes along with the bad. Brock is in dire need for a win as he has lost three straight fights. Two of those were in the UFC, prompting his release, but he can only go up from here and he plans to do just that.
“I’ve lost 3 in a row but I look at it as a learning experience, 2 of those guys are still in the UFC. One just won a UFC main event (Rick Story, 18-8).
Jardine lost to Story via unanimous decision at UFC on FX 4. Story recently defeated Gunner Nelson by way of split-decision at UFC Fight Night 53 in Sweden. Story’s other UFC defeat was by a first round submission at UFC 157 to Kenny Robertson (14-3).
“Kenny has won 3 of his last 4 and the last guy I lost to (Daniel Roberts (15-6) by split decision at Titan FC 28) had 7 UFC fights. The Roberts loss was split and he capitalized on literally all of my mistakes. I have to slow things down so I don’t come off balanced. I don’t look at this upcoming fight as me needing a win. This version of me will be the best I’ve been that night.
The best he’s been will come face to face with the “Creepy Weasel” Steve Montgomery who is riding a 4 fight win streak. In his last affair at Titan FC 29, he bested Rakim Cleveland (10-6) via split decision. Jardine is unphased and remains confident that he will get the finish over Steve.
“The finish will come by way of TKO because Montgomery is pretty durable. I see myself dropping him then getting on top to throw bombs and the ref comes in to stop it.”