Ultimate Fighter McSweeney Returns Stateside With A Vengeance

James McSweeney has fought in more than 60 pro fights ranging from kickboxing to mixed martial arts (MMA). A highly accomplished striker attempting to make his bones in the ever popular MMA is in for a rude awakening if he believes that the striking advantage over an opponent is the only thing that matters.

McSweeney realizes that this is not the case and has chosen to train full-time since moving to the United States, working diligently on becoming a more well-rounded fighter.

“The training in Denver to the UK is completely different. I’ve been in America for two years and I’ve been studying jiu-jitsu and my wrestling a lot,” said McSweeney.

Being able to guide where the fight will go, the only other noticeable problem McSweeney might soon be facing is a size disadvantage that he would be up against with some of the fuller heavyweights in the division. This is definitely something that McSweeney has worked on extensively and weighs heavily on his mind these days.

“The Ultimate Fighter definitely changed my life. I’m training in Denver now and I’ve become a professional full-time fighter. It’s amazing how in just a short period of time my life can change as drastically as it has for the better.”

Ultimately, another win could go a long way in advancing McSweeney’s career even further and fans will see this weekend if all of his hard work with a great camp will pay off. All in all, the McSweeney we saw during his season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) was impressive, but with a more rigorous training regimen as of late combined with more experienced training partners, we should see an even more impressive James McSweeney during this weekend fight.

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