RFA 24: Jeff Curran Wanted Tough Challenge Like Melvin Blumer, Not Fight With Some “Bum”
By FCF Staff
After deciding he isn’t ready to hang up the glove just yet after all, UFC veteran Jeff Curran is booked to fight bantamweight Melvin Blumer at RFA 24 tomorrow night. The card will take place in Prior Lake, Minnesota.
The bout will mark the first time Curran has fought since August, 2013, when he dropped a split decision to current, UFC 135’er Pedro Munhoz. Following the loss, the 37 year-old Curran announced he was retiring from pro MMA, but not only has he decided to fight again, “Big Frog” only wants to do so against talented opposition.
In a recent press release from the RFA, Curran (36-16-1) had this to say about Blumer (11-2):
“His win streak speaks volumes, especially in the Midwest because a lot of the guys you fight are pretty similar in strength and skill set, so you get tough competition and local promoters in the Midwest are always looking to put on good fights. A guy that is 11-2 (Blumer) and on a 5-fight win streak is impressive to me and it’s exactly what I want.”
“I don’t want to fight some bum or fight someone I know I can beat. I want to fight someone that can challenge me and let me know if I still belong in the game or give me the right sense of accomplishment if I win, so Blumer’s a great opponent. Blumer is tough. I give him enough respect to train my ass off and treat him as a top ten guy. But with that being said, I know I’m top ten caliber, so I’m bringing everything I got and I think it will make for a good fight.”
RFA 24 will be hosted by the Mystic Lake Casino and Hotel, and the main card will be broadcast on AXS TV.