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RFA 9: Jeff Curran Takes Pressure Free Approach

In a 15 year MMA career, one is lucky enough to get a chance to compete for the UFC. Jeff Curran reached that level in 2011, but when he dropped both UFC fights he was sent packing.

If Curran can ignore the pressure leading into today’s RFA 9 fight, he feels it will pay dividends.

“I know in my head what I have to do and that is let myself go a little bit and just relax, go out and have fun and try to take the pressure off always thinking that every fight is my last one and is the one that’s going to send me back to the UFC,” said Curran to MMA Weekly.

Since being released in May of 2012, Curran would return almost a year later in his flyweight debut. He defeated Josh Killion and now finds himself fighting out of RFA for the bantamweight title.

Curran takes on Pedro Munhoz to close the show. This is Munhoz’s third showing for the promotion and he’s undefeated with eight wins. All but one fight he’s stopped.

RFA 9 is later today, August 16, from the StubHub Center in Los Angeles, CA. The main card airs live on AXS TV.