Pinnacle FC 10’s Khama Worthy: I am just going to fight every fight like my last fight

Following a defeat outside of Pinnacle FC, featherweight Khama Worthy will return to the Pennsylvania based promotion as he will meet D’Juan Owens at Pinnacle FC 10 on May 9.

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Worthy (7-3) had won six fights in a row heading into his last fight and four of those wins have come by TKO/KO. The winning streak was snapped in February at Glory Fights: Strike Off 4 as he lost to Billy Quarantillo by TKO in the second round.

Has Worthy gotten over the defeat to Quarantillo? Does he dwell on defeats or has he already moved on?

“I do not forget about them but I forget about the simple fact that I lost,” Worthy told The MMA Report. “When I win a fight, I do not carry it on to the next fight and when I lost, I do not carry it on to the next fight. I dwell on it for a week or two and then I just move on. That is just something I have always done since I have been fighting.”

How does a fighter get over a defeat? For Worthy, he understands it a part of the sport and the key is how do you come back from that defeat.

“You put a lot of effort into things and you come out and things do not go your way. What I like to do personally, I like to look back on fighters that have lost and bounce back. It’s just part of the sport. Unfortunately it’s a part of the sport. People get knocked out. People get submitted. You come back and you win.”

When it comes to his opponent on May 9, Worthy sees the abilities that Owens will bring to the cage and believes this will be an exciting fight for the fans.

“He is a pretty well rounded fighter. He is primarily a striker. He has some heavy kicks. He has a lot of openings though that I am going to be able to capitalize on. It’s going to be a pretty good fight.”

Just like a majority of fighters, this fight is more about Worthy than it’s about Owens. Along with believing this is more about him, Worthy also has a mentality that he has to fight every fight like it’s the last fight of his career.

“I am always thinking that but seriously, I am just taking this fight like — I am just going to fight every fight like my last fight. I think that is a really important thing when it comes to this sport and it’s really important that you show up every night. For me, it’s all about making sure I show up and be violent as possible.”