Saturday, February 10, 2007

Reborn: Villasenor Hopes to Restart Streak

All it takes is one. One win. One choke. One knockout. One loss. All can change a fighter — for better or for the worse.

For Joey Villasenor (22-5-0) it was a 22-second knockout at the hands of Robbie Lawler that moved him.

“That’s MMA for you,” he said. “I experienced a four-year winning streak. It came to a halt, man. I’ve been hit really hard a couple of times in my career and Robbie’s was one of them.”

“It was an awakening,” he continued. “I was reborn that night. I went back to my room that night and I was upset. To feel that fire and intensity, that I haven’t been put in a long time was really worth it.”

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