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Adam Borics’ Bellator 243 opponent switch “Happy he took the fight”

Adam Borics vs Mike Hamel goes down at Bellator 243. The fight emanates from Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut on Friday, August 7th. The prelims kick off at 7:15 PM ET. Borics vs Hamel goes on the preliminary portion of the card with a rematch between Benson Henderson and Michael Chandler in the main event. This COVID-19 minded training camp has been a little outside of the norm for Borics but he seems to have adapted smoothly all things considered.

“Of course it’s a little bit different. This pandemic has changed the world but I was able to train. So doesn’t matter, I do my best. I am in great shape.”

Adam Borics

Borics’ last fight saw him ousted from the Bellator featherweight grand prix by Darrion Caldwell. This marked the first pro loss for Adam Borics so a lot of factors were weighing him down with that one. “It is kind of odd feeling. I never want to feel that again. Don’t know what I did wrong. I was thinking too much about the future. Wasn’t focused on him. I was focused on my next opponent already. So it was not a problem. I am still young. Am still getting better every day. I just want to go back to the cage and show everyone how I am.”

Top-notch training partners abound for Borics at Sanford MMA but he gets in work with one person more than most. “For me, my main training partner Sean Soriano. He’s one of the best training partners for me. I’m not going to change. Just try to get better everyday.”

Sanford MMA is stacked in terms of competitive martial artists but the coaching staff is world-class as well. “I’m happy I can work with Henri Hooft. I think he’s one of the best striking coaches in the world. We are working a lot on my knees. He really likes my knees. Not just flying knees but other knees too.”

Elite level work coupled with a tight-knit sense of camaraderie is what makes Sanford MMA such a well-oiled machine.”We are like a family. We always have each other. I’m really happy to be part of the team.”

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Adam Borics seemed to have a prevailing thought all through the quarantine period leading into this return to the cage. “I’m praying every day it happens. I just want to fight. This is what I wish.”

Borics had thoughts about going to his native Hungary to see family during this pandemic. But he decided to sink his teeth into his work and avidly chased his dreams. “I was training a lot alone. It just makes me stronger. My mind and everything. If I’m just crying about the gym being closed. Should I go to Hungary and be with my family? But no, this is no question. Becoming the best fighter in the world. I was pretty motivated during this time.”

Adam Borics was initially slated to fight Bellator stalwart Derek Campos. After Campos had to withdraw for undisclosed reasons, LFA and Combate Americas vet Mike Hamel stepped up. “He’s 7-3 former wrestler. Mike Hamel’s his name. He never fought in Bellator so he’s a new guy. I just got his name yesterday. I was prepared for Campos but this is my job. I’ve got a new opponent, no problem. I’m happy he took the fight and I’m happy to still be able to fight. I don’t know what happened with Campos.”

The switch in adversary this Friday night seems altogether inconsequential for Borics though. The Hungarian pugilist is simply chomping at the bit and looking to compete with anyone at this juncture. “I came prepared so I’m ready for everybody. Don’t care who steps against me in the cage. I’ll be ready.”

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