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Joey Beltran Talks First MMA Fight, Why He’s “Addicted” to Fighting

Joey Beltran

Joey Beltran will throw down for the first time in 2013 at UFC Fight Night 29, when takes on light-heavyweight Fabio Maldonado. If you’ve watched any of their fights, then you know it’s a bout that has the potential to be pretty, pretty good.

Recently, RM Sports ran an interesting video interview with Beltran, where the “Mexicutioner” promised there will be plenty of “violence” when he fights Maldonado in Barueri, Brazil.  In the latest segment, Beltran talks about his first pro bout, which took place against the apparently massive Yohan Banks at a Strikeforce card in 2007. Here is some of what the UFC vet had to say about the scrap (as told to RM Sports and posted on FightLine):

“I’ll always remember the feeling that I got the first time, just bit down on the mouthpiece and started swinging and I felt the crowd stand-up, and felt the hairs of the back of my neck stand-up; it was just crazy. I remember that feeling and that’s the same feeling I go back for every single time. I got addicted. I lost a decision but then I came back and won five straight after that.”

Not only is that a cool story, but it’s also an indication of why Beltran fights the way he does: full out.

The October 9th, UFC FN 29 will be headlined by a welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Jake Shields, and will also feature Erick Silva taking on Dong Hyun Kim.

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