Ricky Rainey’s perfect record came to a halt last year and he took a lesson from it as he seeks to improve.
“I learned from that I’m not Anderson Silva and to not let people hit you,” said Rainey to MMA Weekly. “That was the main thing, but every fight regardless of what kind of advantage you think you have, it only takes one to change the fight, so always fight for the full 15 minutes.”
The loss ended Rainey’s three fight win streak. That second round knockout defeat to Johnny Buck was Rainey’s debut for Xtreme Fighting Championship (XFC). He returned to the promotion with an early first round TKO over Donald Wallace in December.
He returns to meet the 3-0 Joseph Corneroli tomorrow at XFC 22.
XFC 22 takes place in the Grady Cole Center from Charlotte, NC and can be seen on AXS TV.