Legacy 29’s Paul Buentello talks resurrecting his career at light heavweight

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Legacy Fighting Championship 29 light heavyweight Paul Buentello as he prepares for his co-main event bout tonight (March 21, 2014) against Myron Dennis in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

The former Strikeforce and UFC title challenger has reinvented himself since dropping down to the 205 pound weight limit and he shared his story on what finally got him to make the cut:

“I’ve been talking about going to 205 for years. I did my training camp in Midland, Texas. Brad Barnes, a good friend of mine, known him forever, kept asking me, ‘When are you gonna make the jump? When are you gonna make the jump?’ I initially told him, ‘Ehh, let’s do a catchweight, 230,’ and he goes, ‘No, you either suck up, don’t be a puss. You’re gonna do this 205. You’re either gonna resurrect your career or stay at 250 and have to fight 10-12 times to get back in the show.’ I was being all wishy-washy about it and three days later he called me up and told me he got me a fight at 205 pounds, I was fighting in seven weeks and to get down there. He had my nutrition and food all figured out to get me down in weight. My cut for McSweeney, I made 206. Right now my body is used to it, my cardio is on point.’

Written by Frank Trigg

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