Khama Worthy wants to prove at CES MMA 29 why he is one of the best featherweights not signed by UFC

Khama Worthy was scheduled to fight at Pinnacle FC 10, but he was pulled from the event when his opponent pulled out of the fight and now he has a big opportunity in front of him as he will face Matt Bessette in the co-main event of CES MMA 29.

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Worthy (7-3) is actually the third opponent for Bessette as the other two opponents pulled out of the June 12 event due to an injury. While a fighter hates when a fight gets pulled from him, Worthy is firmly aware of how big of an opportunity he has in front of him.

“One door closes and another one opens,” Worthy told The MMA Report. ” I am always an optimistic type person. My friends kind of hate it because like it I wreck my car, then I was like ‘I was not supposed to be driving next year.’ That is the kind of person I am. Everything happens for a reason so I am not going to sit here a cry over spoiled milk especially since I have a whole new project I can get ready for.”

There was a small break in training camp from his opponent from earlier this month and now to Bessette. With a new opponent, does the training camp change? Does Bessette bring a different skill set to the cage than his previous scheduled opponent D’Juan Owens?

“Bessette is a much better ground person,” he explained. “I think he is a brown belt. I know he likes to bang but he is brown belt. He is more of a well polished season. They both have about the same amount of fights but he is more of a well polished fighter. He brings a little bit more to the table than D’Juan Owens did.”

On paper, many people may say this is the toughest fight in the career of Worthy. He feels that it’s one of the toughest test of his career and by the time the fight is over, he may call it the toughest fight of his career. One thing that Worthy will admit is that Bessette is the most experience guy that he has faced and Worthy looks at this fight as the biggest stage he has been on.

“I am jumping from being on a local show to being on world wide television. There will literally be millions of people seeing this fight. That is huge and I would not care who I was fighting. It’s just big for me and a big opportunity for me to go in there and why I am one of the best featherweights that is not signed by the UFC.”