When a fighter is cut from a major promotion, they are faced with two options:
1. Fade into obscurity or 2. Work their way back.
Desmond Green (14-3) is definitely on the path back to the big show. Since he was surprisingly cut from Bellator, Green has found new life in Titan Fighting Championships.
At TFC 31 Desmond Green ran roughshod on former WEC bantamweight champion and UFC veteran Miguel Torres by knocking him out in only 46 seconds. Then for an encore “The Predator” made another UFC veteran Steven Siler his prey by outlasting him in a 5 round unanimous decision to win the first ever Titan Fighting Championships Featherweight Title at TFC 32.
Now Des will try to make it 5-for-5 in fighting UFC veterans in his career when he takes on Kurt Holobaugh (13-2) this Friday night on CBS Sports Network as part of Titan FC 33. The 33rd installment of TFC will be apart of Aerofest which will showcase premier military exhibits, a world class music festival and an mma event in Titan that will have 4 championship fights on tap.
Des has been training like a wild man for his 3rd main event for Titan FC in a row and would like to give credit to everyone that has helped him reach the level that he’s at in his career.
“Training is going great, I’m reaching new levels every week being at Tristar. I have to give a big shout out to my coaching staff, Firaz Zahabi, Kru Ash, Jon Chaimberg, and Edwin Aguilar. I do about 3 workouts a day, team and private sessions with those guys and the team is great. I mean not every gym has as many UFC fighters active especially around my weight, so we all go in there daily and grind each other out.”
Green has confidence in his game as a whole and continues to improve every time he enters the cage. The TFC title he possesses isn’t the first title to his credit in his career but Friday night will be the first defense he’s ever made.
“I’m not working on anything specific for Kurt, just trying to sharpen my game up all the way around the board really. I have only been in this sport and training for 2 and a half years so I still have much to learn and am looking forward to it. I have been working extra hard on my ground and pound and stand up as always. My 1st title was with NEF where I tko’d a UFC vet in the 2nd round (Henry Martinez) this will be my 1st title defense however. Hopefully with this being my 3rd UFC vet and 5th one total out of 15 fights that I will come away victorious and then I can get an offer from the UFC. If not, I’m in no rush, I know it will come and I will be their champ also.”
Des sees an advantage in his hands over Kurt and this Friday night in Mobile, Alabama he doesn’t know when but he does know how he will secure a victory.
“I think I have the best hands out of anybody just off of my speed and movement with wrestling, it’s a bad combination for my opponents. I plan to go out there and jus grind like I always do…I don’t get tired so I will have my way.”