Leonard Garcia (15–9–1) is not new to the whole short notice fight situation. Back at UFC Fight Night 24 Garcia was expected to take on Nam Phan in a rematch, however Phan pulled out due to injury and Garcia ended up losing to Chan Sung Jung. This time around, Garcia’s original opponent Cody McKenzie was forced out of their UFC 155 bout with only two weeks to go and replaced by Max Holloway (6–1).
The “Bad Boy” is in a must-win scenario, as he is riding a three fight losing streak. He spoke with MMASucka Radio about his feelings on the fight and how he has changed up his camp to bring home the “W”.
“I feel like I’m in a must-win, not just for the UFC but for myself. If you’re not winning, you don’t want to be there. I don’t want to be a losing fighter. I want to be where I’m chasing a belt or doing something and if I don’t get my crap together and keep just trying to be an exciting guy, that’s what killed me before. I was training to be exciting. I wasn’t game planning, I w