Shah Bobonis (15-8) meets Joey Rodriguez (5-1) at CFA 10 March 2 at the BankUnited Center

Updated: December 25, 2011
Shah Bobonis for CFA 09

Shah Bobonis (15-8) meets Joey Rodriguez (5-1) at CFA 10 March 2 at the BankUnited Center. Bobonis is coming off a loss against Pablo Alfonso at CFA 09 in January. Bobonis plans on getting back on the winning column.

CFA: How does it feel to return to fight back in Florida?

Bobonis: It’s always a plus coming to Miami to fight. Really happy that Jorge is having me back. The experience other than my horrible performance was great last time at CFA, so Im looking forward to CFA 10.

CFA: Tell me what are your thoughts about Joey Rodriguez?

Bobnis: Joey is well rounded, a great athlete, very explosive and always comes to fight in phenomenal shape. I think I have an advantage in experience. So, I’m sure that this fight is going to be one of the best of the night.

CFA: You are overcoming a loss. What did you learn from it considering you were on a winning streak?

Bobonis: Last time out I probably had the worst loss of my career in that I had never been finished in the first round in over 20 fights. After 7 straight wins, it almost didn’t seem real. I reviewed the tape and I just need to not rush things while I’m on my back in a MMA fight. My mistake was taking a huge risk so early in the fight to get up off the mat. I should have been a bit more patient and looked for a better moment to work back to my feet. I gave up my back and Pablo did his job.

CFA: What have you been working in the gym that will help you with this fight?

Bobonis: More than anything I have just visualized being in the same situation again and thought about staying calm. Other than that I train the same for every fight. I have great grappling. I just didnt show it last fight.

CFA: What can we expect from you at CFA 10?

Bobonis: I always say the same thing for every fight. You can expect me to come out and box, kickbox looking for the knock out. You can expect my opponent not to want to stand with me and look to take me down. Not many times in my career have I ever gone to plan B. I wanted to jump right back in the cage after such a bad loss. First, because I came out of the fight with no injuries. Secondly, because until I get a win the only thing Im going to be thinking about is my last loss.

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