Eric Nicksick is pleased with Chris Curtis' career.
Curtis (29-8 MMA, 3-0 UFC) was close to retiring in recent years. After a three-fight slide in the PFL, Curtis has won eight consecutive. He's also won his first three UFC contests.
Nicksick said Chris is like Eeyore when he comes to the gym, moping around. His personality has changed dramatically. Chris leads. He's more confident. If he has something to say to the team, he's the first one we call.
In less than a month after beating Rodolfo Vieira, Curtis will face No. 8 middleweight Jack Hermasson in London. Nicksick thinks the move shows how confident Curtis is in his profession.
Nicksick: "With such confidence comes leadership and everything else." He's certainly gambling. Vegas's finest part. We have nothing to lose, therefore we're slanging.