Friday, February 27, 2009

Razor-Sharp Choices

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Just over a year ago, “Razor” Rob McCullough was the face of the WEC’s lightweight division. He was riding a nine-fight winning streak, and thanks to the bad boy image that his Team Punishment camp possessed, he held an aura of invincibility. Things have since changed drastically for the fallen champ, forcing him to make some tough decisions.

After dropping two of his last three bouts, which included losing his title to Jaime Varner last year at WEC 32, McCullough realized that changes needed to be made. After taking a long look in the mirror, he decided that he needed to get back to why he started fighting in the first place.

“I always fought for fun – I did it because I loved to do it, and I always made sure that it was something that I didn’t have to do,” McCullough stated. “I made sure I made money personal training or teaching classes, so it never took the fun out of it for me. But as my paychecks grew, I started going ‘wow, this really is my career.’ And I’m getting older and I know I can’t do this forever, so coming off a loss, even though it was a great fight and got fight of the night, I knew I had to get back on the title track, so I had to change something up.”

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