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Joey Beltran, Employed to Land His Fist on Someone’s Chin

Written on June 07, 2011 by Lulu

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Joey Beltran, a family oriented fighter who fights for the enjoyment of the crowd and landing punches to other people's chin because that's what he is paid to do.

became a crowd favorite in UFC because of his exciting style and never-say-die attitude. Despite of that, “The Mexicutioner” comprehend that he’s in a must win situation on this Saturday at in Vancouver.

Joey Beltran, with a career status of 12 – 5, will square off with Strikeforce and Bellator veteran – – in preliminary card action.

“That’s what I’m all about,” Beltran told MMAjunkie.com radio. “That’s why I’m in the UFC – to put my fist on people’s chins. That’s the only reason why I was able to stay. Usually after two-straight losses, people get the cut. The way that I fight, I was granted another chance, and there’s no way I’m losing.”

On his preparation against Aaron Rosa, Beltran has allocated his training time with the likes of UFC bantamweight champion, , Phil Davis and Travis Browne at the Alliance Training Center in California. Every training partners has played an important roles in Beltran’s improvement as an MMA fighter.

And for Joey Beltran, he’s not fighting just for himself but he’s fighting for he’s family.

“I don’t want to be embarrassed in front of my mom,” Beltran said. “My mom’s over there watching, and no one wants to lose a fight in front of their momma. (Whether on) TV or being there, eventually my mom’s going to see this, and if I lose, I better go out like a gangster because I know I’m going to be made fun of when I get home. “I don’t want to be embarrassed in front of my mom,” Beltran said. “My mom’s over there watching, and no one wants to lose a fight in front of their momma. (Whether on) TV or being there, eventually my mom’s going to see this, and if I lose, I better go out like a gangster because I know I’m going to be made fun of when I get home.

“In all seriousness, my family, all my friends, all my students, and everybody that’s involved in my life – I just feel like me getting to the UFC and having success in the UFC has been such a team effort. I could’ve never done this alone, and every time I go in there and fight, I feel like I’m fighting with everyone’s heart and soul put into my fist, and that’s how I carry on.”

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