Tom Atencio speaks to MMAMania about his upcoming fight at Ultimate Chaos on this Saturday night:
I have worked on all aspects of my game, both stand up and ground. I believe I have turned myself into a well rounded fighter. I will go into this fight looking to do what I feel comfortable doing and that is what he is going to get. I don’t think there is one thing that I excel at. I am well rounded and feel comfortable letting the fight go where it needs to.
While I don't think having a mma fight right as you are trying to put together a fight card that could ultimately be your last is a smart move. I have to respect Atencio for getting in the cage at 42 years of age. His opponent is supposedly the brawler type from what I've read. It'll be interesting to see how Atencio handles that approach. Atencio is currently (1-0) is his career with the lone win being via decision. One wonders what happens if Atencio gets absolutely destroyed on Saturday night? This is purely conjecture on my part, but I wouldn't be surprised if his opponent wasn't tailor-made for Atencio. I just can't see a guy in his position risking humiliation like that. What do you think...you rooting for or against Atencio?